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Introducing Dr Jess Parffrey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

18th January 2019

To introduce myself, I’m Dr Jess Parffrey, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist now working with Families for Children for 2 days a week.   I’m delighted to become part of the therapeutic team at Families for Children and have had close links with the adoption agency for many years, having completed my university research project with the […]

Welcome Ruth – new Chief Executive Officer

11th October 2018

We are delighted to welcome Ruth Marriott as the new Chief Executive Officer at Families for Children. Having worked with young people for over 25 years, Ruth joins the charity with extensive experience in developing services to support young people who have had challenging backgrounds. She is passionate about young people benefitting from services to […]

Another fantastic ‘Stir Up Sunday’

18th January 2019

The festive season kicked off in November on Stir Up Sunday. Over 30 adopted children were invited to stir up some Christmas puddings with charity Patrons, Michael Caines MBE and Judi Spiers. Stir Up Sunday is traditionally the day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making […]

Celebrating 25 Years in Adoption

25th September 2018

What a historic year for Families for Children Adoption Agency. This year marks their 25th Anniversary as a charity and also celebrates 70 years of holding adoption records. The Agency celebrated with staff, colleagues, friends and adoptive families with a Service of Thanksgiving, followed by a garden cream tea at Buckfast Abbey in Devon. During […]

Thank you Exeter Foundation

25th September 2018

Smiles all round at the Exeter Foundation Dinner, where local charities were presented with cheques for 2017/18 Exeter Chiefs match bucket collections. We are delighted to be part of the Foundation again for this season. Charities benefit from Foundation efforts The outstanding efforts of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation were again highlighted at the event as […]


4th September 2018

The FB STEP group is a new on-line community for approved Early Permanence (EP) carers (people who are interested in or have adopted under Fostering to Adopt Regulations) in the South West area and their friends and family.  This EP support resource is supported by CCS Adoption and is offered in addition to the physical […]

Thank you Lympstone Manor

20th June 2018

A big thank you to our Patron Michael Caines, MBE, and all the team at Lympstone Manor who kindly donated 50p from each meal served in the restaurant in January and February to FFC. Michael and Scott Andrews, Lympstone Manor’s General Manager , handed us a cheque for over £1000 earlier this month. Lympstone Manor […]

Adoption Support Service wins 2018 Charity Governance Award

20th June 2018

Families for Children is delighted to announce that we have been awarded of one of the prestigious Charity Governance Awards for 2018. Families for Children were chosen from over 20 charities from across the UK each nominated to receive one of seven awards and a £5,000 unrestricted grant. All the shortlisted charities represented a diverse […]


An “Outstanding” performance AGAIN.

24th April 2018

Families for Children are delighted to announce that, for the third consecutive time, the Agency has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ following a recent OFSTED inspection. It is a major achievement to be recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent Adoption Agencies in providing adoption services to families across the South West Caroline Davis, CEO, comments, […]


Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer receives honour for his services to children and adoption.

3rd April 2018

We are pleased to announce that our former collegue and Deputy CEO of Families for Children, Graham Pellew, has been awarded an OBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.  Graham, who has recently completed 30 years of working in Adoption, was awarded the honour for his services to children and families. Graham started his career working […]