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Thank you Trencherman’s Awards

5th December 2016

A big Thank you for the donation of £250 from the Trencherman’s Guide Awards which we received this month. The Trencherman’s Awards winners 2017 were announced at a glamorous ceremony at Saunton Sands Hotel in north Devon. With the rugged north Devon coastline providing a stunning backdrop and a band of the South West’s finest […]

National Adoption Week 2016 – Could you parent a vulnerable child?

17th October 2016

Adopt South West launches its appeal for National Adoption Week 2016 National Adoption Week 2016 kicks off on Monday 17 October with this year’s South West campaign focusing on the needs of individual children currently waiting to be adopted. Adopt South West is highlighting the fact that there are children waiting to be adopted in […]

Cross Rhythms Radio interview Jackie Saunders

17th October 2016

Listen to our very own Jackie Saunders – Devon Practice Manager interviewed on Cross Rhythms Radio in Plymouth about Adopting a child in Devon Cross Rhythms Radio  

Exeter Foundation Charity Night

12th September 2016

The success of the Exeter Foundation was highlighted in all its glory as 18 local charities and organisations were rewarded at the Season Launch Dinner held at Sandy Park last month (August) A grand total of £47,000 – raised through various fundraising activities last season, including match-day bucket collections – was distributed to the charities and […]

Adopted Young Persons Research

3rd August 2016

Along with the other Independent Adoption Agencies throughout England, we commissioned a survey amongst adopted children, which has revealed that they are positive about their future, safe, and that they have an adult they could trust in their lives who sticks by them through life’s ups and downs. In these respects, adopted children are more […]

Welcome and Thank you to UPSITE

4th May 2016

Families for Children are delighted to welcome Upsite as FFC’s newest corporate supporter. The web hosting business based in North Devon is going from strength to strength and has decided to support Families for Children as its nominated charity. When a client chooses web hosting, Upsite will donate to FFC to support its vital Adoption […]

Portcullis – Leave a lasting legacy

3rd May 2016

Leave a Lasting Legacy to Families for Children Adoption Leaving a gift in your Will to Families for Children Adoption will help us to continue finding new adoptive families who can offer children a stable and loving home. No matter how small, your contribution will really make a difference and you can be assured that […]

Government reforms for Children with SEN and Disabilities

Adoption Support Fund Extended from April 1st 2016

31st March 2016

From 1 April 2016, the ASF will be increased to £21 million with support extended to adopted young people up to age 21. Children adopted from other countries via intercountry adoptions and those in special guardianship arrangements will also be able to access the fund. Read the Government’s latest policy paper here

Opportunities with Families for Children Adoption Agency

New plan to see more children placed in loving, stable homes by ensuring adoption is always pursued where it is in a child’s best interest.

31st March 2016

Press release Education Secretary unveils a new blueprint for adoption  From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP First published: 27 March 2016 Part of: Looked-after children and adoption A brand-new strategy to transform the life chances of those children who spend up to 18 months in care waiting to be adopted – a tenth […]

Regionalising Adoption – Families for Children

16th March 2016

Regionalising Adoption The Department for Education (DfE) has asked all adoption agencies in England to consider joining up their local adoption services, including Voluntary Adoption Agencies in some way as well, to become Regional Adoption Agencies. Regionalising Adoption is the name of a paper issued by the Department of Education (DfE) about this in 2015.  […]