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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. […]

Welcome Jon White

6th March 2019

A huge welcome to Jon white who has joined us as Centre Manager and Outdoor Education Lead for Families for Children. He will be the Centre Manager for Lopwell Barn, Lopwell Dam, our new residential centre which a generous benefactor is renting to us; we will take this on from 1st April. Jon has been […]

‘Big Thanks’ Exeter Foundation

5th March 2019

Families for Children were once again delighted to be one of the nominated charities of the Exeter Foundation, where we were given the opportunity to bucket collect at the Exeter Chief v Newcastle Falcons game held on Saturday 23rd February at Sandy Park. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped raise funds for […]

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 […]