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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 […]


A Tale of Twins

19th October 2017

Some beautiful words about keeping siblings together from one of our young people. The Tale Of Twins Growing up I was very lucky; less then a year after my birth i was adopted along side my twin brother into a loving family. Even from a young age we’ve been like any other pair of siblings.  […]

Lifetime Achievement Award for Caroline Davis, CEO of Families for Children

18th October 2017

The National Adoption Week Awards recognise and celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in England. On Tuesday 17th October, First4Adoption hosted the annual National Adoption Week Awards at the Foundling Museum, London to celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in the […]

Response to media reports of Child to Parent Violence in Adoption

16th October 2017

Recent media stories have highlighted some of the difficulties that some adoptive families are facing with violence from children to parents. It is essential to communicate that many of the children placed for adoption have come from difficult backgrounds where violence between their parents was a regular and terrifying experience, but this is not true […]


Michael Caines, MBE, talks Adoption and Support of FFC

12th October 2017

Our wonderful Patron Michael Caines, MBE talks about his own adoption and his support for the work of Families for children across the South West.

Exeter Foundation Dinner 2017

11th October 2017

We were pleased to attend the Exeter Foundation Dinner last month where we were handed a cheque for just over £1000 for last seasons fundraising efforts. Each year we take part in the Foundation’s charity bucket collections at the Exeter Chiefs games and are one of 20 charities who benefit from the work of the foundation.

Hawkchurch Resort and Spa Nominated Charity

11th October 2017

We are delighted to announce that Hawkchurch Resort and Spa have chosen Families for Children as their nominated charity.  Throughout the year they will be working with us to raise funds through events and activities at the Resort and Spa; events such as their Christmas Fair, a static bike ride and some items within their […]

Free training for adoption social workers to support LGBT applicants

31st July 2017

Series of conferences taking place across England Although 1 in 10 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples in 2016, LGBT people still report incidents of discrimination while going through the approval process and when being matched with potential children. New Family Social will run a series of free training conferences later this year to […]

Thank you Dudsbury Golf Club

24th July 2017

Families for Children were delighted to be the nominated charity for the  Dudsbury Golf Club Seniors & Captains Golf Day, which was held on Monday 17th July. 124 players teed off at 9am on a shotgun start in support of Families for Children newly launched Atrium – Centre for adoption Support All players enjoyed a […]

Thank you David Howell,Mayor of Bideford

6th July 2017

A big thank you goes out to our very own Chair of Trustees and Mayor of Bideford, David Howell for his fundraising efforts during his term in office. David handed over a cheque for a whopping £6435.00. His fundraising adventures included: In January David rowed 2km, ran 3km and cycled 10km in one hour in the gym […]