• Truro Information Session – 22nd JuneHave you considered adoption, but not certain? Could you consider adopting a child aged 3+? A disabled child? Or siblings? Could you consider Foster to Adopt? Then come and talk with us at this information session. Date: Thursday 22nd June, 2017 Starts: 10.00am Ends: 12.00pm Venue: Foot Anstey LLP, High Water House, Malpas Road, Truro, TR1 1QH [...]

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  • PageLines-FamilySummerFun148-web.jpg National Adoption Week 2016 – Could you parent a vulnerable child?Adopt South West launches its appeal for National Adoption Week 2016 National Adoption Week 2016 kicks off on Monday 17 October with this year’s South West campaign focusing on the needs of individual children currently waiting to be adopted. Adopt South West is highlighting the fact that there are children waiting to be adopted in [...]

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  • children-and-young-peoples-conference-pic Adopted Young Persons ResearchAlong with the other Independent Adoption Agencies throughout England, we commissioned a survey amongst adopted children, which has revealed that they are positive about their future, safe, and that they have an adult they could trust in their lives who sticks by them through life’s ups and downs. In these respects, adopted children are more [...]

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  • Government reforms for Children with SEN and Disabilities Adoption Support Fund Extended from April 1st 2016From 1 April 2016, the ASF will be increased to £21 million with support extended to adopted young people up to age 21. Children adopted from other countries via intercountry adoptions and those in special guardianship arrangements will also be able to access the fund. Read the Government’s latest policy paper here

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  • Opportunities with Families for Children Adoption Agency New plan to see more children placed in loving, stable homes by ensuring adoption is always pursued where it is in a child’s best interest.Press release Education Secretary unveils a new blueprint for adoption  From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP First published: 27 March 2016 Part of: Looked-after children and adoption A brand-new strategy to transform the life chances of those children who spend up to 18 months in care waiting to be adopted – a tenth [...]

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  • family-paper-cut-out Forced adoption’ criticism shouldn’t get in the way of helping childrenCommunityCare Article Hugh Thornbery addresses some of the criticism around ‘forced adoption’ In the UK we adopt more children against the birth parent’s wishes than any other European state. This partly reflects a shift in government policy. In the 2000s New Labour backed investment in keeping children with birth families. The current approach, initiated by [...]

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  • FFC-adoption-adopting-at-50 New adoption law to speed up placing children in stable homesDepartment of Education announcement today that they will   change legislation so that local authority and courts when making decisions about the right placement for a child in care, have to give greater priority to (a) the quality of care the child will need in order to recover from any abuse and neglect they have [...]

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  • _80417233_80417232 Record number of families receiving vital support through multi million pound adoption support fundDfE Announce today Over 2,000 families now receiving help through life-changing government fund – an investment totalling over £7m in the past six months alone; First 14 Regional Adoption Agencies unveiled – helping to place children quicker than ever before in stable loving homes; Minister unveils new coalition of adoption champions as part of ‘moral [...]

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  • Adopter Voice-Facebook-2 Adoption Link – Help Shape the future of Adoption ServicesBy October 2015 every adoptive family in England will be able to challenge or support adoption services and have a say in how they are developed at a local, regional and national level. It is important to us at Adoption UK that adopters have a voice, a means of shaping and improving how services are [...]

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  • asf Adoption Support FundAdoption Support Fund The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) is available nationally from May 2015. It was established because many families need some kind of therapeutic support following adoption and too many have struggled to get the help they need in the past. The Fund will enable them to access the services they need more easily [...]

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