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New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches in the South West to dispel the myths of adoption

16th September 2020

109 Children are waiting for families across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset & Somerset. A new nationwide campaign, #YouCanAdopt, is being launched across the South West to dispel myths around who is eligible to adopt and encourage more people to consider adoption. The number of adoptions in England has fallen by a third in four years but […]

Families for Children receive vital funds from Garfield Weston Foundation

9th September 2020

A big thank you Garfield Weston Foundation who are helping us fund vital adoption support services. Children we work with often suffer from early life trauma; children, young people and their families will benefit from our services to help them grow into adulthood.


Figgy’s to continue supporting Families for Children

8th September 2020

‘We are delighted that the award winning, local family run business ‘Figgy’s’, has decided to continue to support Families for Children on an ongoing basis. The artisan bakery, based in Devon, specialises in scrumptious, delicious, handmade Christmas puddings (tried and tested by FFC!).  Look out for the chance to win a ‘Figgy’s’ pudding or hamper […]

Access to Advice and Support

4th August 2020

Families for Children –‘Providing the right support at the right time’ From Monday 3rd August we are replacing our Duty Service with an Advice and Support Service within our Family Support Team Access to Advice and Support Families will experience challenges and have questions at different times in their lives and Families for Children encourage […]

In Conversation: Families for Children’s CEO Ruth Marriott appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.

14th July 2020

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today. Ruth Marriott from Families for Children was invited onto an episode of the podcast, […]

Somerset Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund awards grant to Families for Children

9th June 2020

Families for Children are pleased to announce that we have been awarded one of 150 coronavirus response grants that have been distributed over the last ten weeks by the Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund. In their communications that praised us for doing astonishing things during that time, supporting people who have become vulnerable as […]

Temporary Change of Working Days

4th May 2020

As of Tuesday 14th April, Families for Children will be changing their working week and will be operational from Monday to Thursday. Our duty service telephone lines will be accessible from 9.30am to 5.00pm during these days.  You can call us for advice and support on 01364 645480 or email

Calling all Home Hero’s – Join us in the 2.6 Challenge

23rd April 2020

We want to tell you about a brilliant new campaign that has been created to help support UK charities like families for Children, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Presenting the 2.6 CHALLENGE. Like us here at Families for Children, thousands of charities across the nation have had to cancel fundraising events as well as reduce or even stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them […]

An urgent appeal from Judi Spiers

14th April 2020

During this difficult time patron Judi Spiers appeals for help to raise vital funds for Families for Children who support adopted children and their families. Fears around isolation can often trigger memories of past trauma for these vulnerable children who have experienced abuse or neglect in their early lives and can impact their recovery. Without […]

PACT The Adopter Hub

31st March 2020

We would like to remind all our families about ‘The Adopter Hub’, an online support service for adopters available 24 hours a day (provided by PACT). During the current coronavirus pandemic there are new resources to help families. The Adopter Forum is a great place to ask questions and share ideas with other adopters. You can […]