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National Adoption Week Information Events

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 …

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152 vulnerable children waiting for adoptive families in the SW

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 …

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Thank you to Michael Caines!

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 …

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Welcome Back Nick Allan

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 …

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

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 …

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Charity Music Concert

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 …

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

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

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 …

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‘Eggcellent’ Easter Egg Hunt at Lympstone Manor

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. …

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Welcome Jon White

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 …

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‘Big Thanks’ Exeter Foundation

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 …

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Introducing Dr Jess Parffrey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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 …

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