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Cornavirus Update

We are now back operating a Monday to Friday service and our core hours are Monday to Thursday 09.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 09.00am to 4.30pm.   Our Advice and Support Service telephone lines will be accessible from 09.00am to 1.00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Tuesday.  You can call us for …

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Could you be a family for Texas-Rose?

Family for Me is looking for a family for Texas-Rose. When you first meet Texas-Rose you are drawn to her beautiful blue eyes, dark brown hair, and cute chubby cheeks, and when she feels safe and ready her great big smile.Texas-Rose is happy and settled. She loves to play with her toys and play catch …

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Local families speak out to encourage people to come forward to adopt children who wait the longest.

As National Adoption week kicks off (12th- 18th October), local adoption agency and charity, Families for Children, is turning its attention to finding loving, adoptive families for those children who wait the longest. Last month saw the launch of the National Adoption Campaign, #YouCanAdopt, which aims to bust some of the myths around those who …

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BLACK LIVES MATTER – Our pledge to tackle racism

As a Voluntary Adoption Agency (VAA) seeking to promote excellence in the adoption system, we strive to uphold anti-racist values. The long-term sustained impact of institutionalised racism has sadly been entrenched in our society for many years, but the more recent realities of racism have been highlighted by the appalling death of George Floyd, the …

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FFC awarded funding from National Lottery Community Funds

Families for Children are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund! This grant will enable us to improve our technology and in turn to offer our services with exceptional digital/virtual efficiency – enabling us to communicate easily, reduce isolation and help families avoid …

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New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches in the South West

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 almost …

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Figgy’s to continue supporting Families for Children

‘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 …

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Garfield Weston Foundation support charity with vital funds

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.

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Access to Advice and Support

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 adoptive …

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CEO appears in Leaders Council podcast.

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, …

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

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 …

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Temporary Change of Working Days

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 info@familiesforchildren.org.uk

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