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Exeter Chiefs Cheque Presentation

28th October 2019

We were delighted to attend the Exeter Chiefs Foundation 2018/2019 season cheque presentation and the 2020 Season Kick Off dinner at the beginning of October. Families for Children have worked with the Foundation for a few years now, we thoroughly enjoy being part of the Foundation community and we are of course always delighted to […]

National Adoption Week Information Events

15th October 2019

It’s National Adoption Week and we are holding a number of information sessions across the region. If you have been thinking about adopting a child but are not sure where to start why not pop along and pick up some information. Families for Children is a specialist adoption agency, independent of the Local Authority/Regional Adoption […]


14th October 2019

Local Adoption Agencies across the South West are working together this National Adoption Week to appeal for potential adopters to come forward. This comes as numbers of adopters drop to an all-time low and the number of children waiting to be adopted rises to over 150. Regional Adoption Agency Adopt South West, Cornwall Council and […]

Thank you to Michael Caines!

23rd September 2019

Our Patron Michael Caines presented Ruth Marriott, CEO, with a generous cheque for £1,497.39 last week at his grade 2 listed Georgian Manor Hotel, ‘Lympstone Manor’. The funds were raised through the hotels dining donations collection where Families for Children were the chosen charity over a period of 2 months this year. A big thank […]

Welcome Back Nick Allan

4th September 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Nick Allan has agreed to become Chair of Families for Children following David Howell’s departure in July. Nick was elected by his fellow Trustees on July 5th to become the Chair. He has previously been a Trustee with FFC for a number of years and took a break […]

Somerset author & activist joins local adoption agency in their work to support vulnerable children

29th July 2019

Families for Children are pleased to welcome local author, painter and illustrator, Louise Allen, as an Ambassador for the charity. Louise, who lives in Somerset, has spent most of her working life teaching Art and Design in Higher Education. As an activist she campaigns on behalf of looked after children and those that care for […]

Charity Music Concert

25th June 2019

In aid of Families for Children, Lukesland House (Harford, Ivybridge) is hosting a charity concert and supper on Sunday 4th August at 7.00pm. Zara Benyounes (violin) and Sara Roberts (viola) are teaming up as a violin/viola duo for a short tour that will explore the fascinating repertoire for these two instruments. Zara Benyounes and Sara […]


Miles for Smiles Campaign – Every Step for Adoption 7th july to 14th October 2019

10th June 2019

Get Active with your family and raise vital funds for the support of adopted children.   Many of the children we place have experienced early life trauma; join the Miles for Smiles – every step for adoption campaign to help support them! Families for Children had been looking for a campaign to launch in 2019 to raise much needed […]

Families for Children wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

5th June 2019

Families for Children has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. Families for Children was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer. Families for Children is the only Voluntary Adoption Agency in […]

‘Eggcellent’ Easter Egg Hunt at Lympstone Manor

29th April 2019

Children and parents spent a wonderful morning in the beautiful grounds of Lympstone Manor searching for eggs left by Lympstone’s ‘Easter Bunny’! Michael Caines MBE hosted the morning at his woodland event space which included sunshine and some wonderful al fresco refreshment. The children all went home with Easter Eggs and smiles on their faces. […]