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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 […]

Could you be a family for Kevin? Families for Children relaunch project to find an adoptive family for a child with additional needs.

23rd March 2020

Family for Me, a campaign designed specifically to find families for children who have been waiting the longest to be adopted, is being re-launched across the South West to find a family for Kevin. Kevin is a charismatic, smart little six year old.  His lovely thick dark hair and long eyelashes are characteristic of his […]

Families for Children recognised in the Parliamentary Review

18th March 2020

The Parliamentary Review, co-chaired by former ministers Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, publishes its latest, highly anticipated edition this spring. Featuring commentary from the prime minister and senior politicians alongside business and thought leaders across both the private and public sectors, The Review aims to share and promote best practice among executives and policymakers. Success […]

A child sees a parent not a gender – Adopt with Pride

2nd March 2020

New Family Social’s LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week campaign returns this year from 2-8 March. The week will focus on tackling the myths and expectation of discrimination LGBT+ people can hold, that prevent them from exploring both routes to parenthood. Local adoption agency, Families for Children, are launching a new campaign during this week to […]

Suzuki nominate FFC as their chosen charity

27th January 2020

Tracks of Exeter Suzuki have generously nominated Families for Children as their chosen charity; Tracks will be raising money in aid of Families for Children through raffles, cake sales, sponsored events and match funding sales donations. Do visit the dealership to get involved! Tracks will also be kindly providing a vehicle for raffle as […]