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CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy is the leading membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care by supporting the agencies and professionals who work with them.


Evidence Review: The impacts of abuse and neglect on children; and comparisons of different placement options.

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The Department for Education have released a map of Local authority areas currently involved in Regional Adoption Agency projects

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Consultation on the introduction of a new national assessment and accreditation system for child and family social workers

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We have just published Rising to the Challenge - a report that highlights what we did in 2016 both with an on our members' behalf. The report also provides an outline of what our members can expect from CoramBAAF membership in 2017

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The Inaugural Bridget Lindley Annual Memorial Lecture: Holding the Risk – the Balance between Child Protection and the Right to Family Life

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Coram Voice, and the University of Bristol launch the findings of the Bright Spots Our Lives Our Care report

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CoramBAAF’s John Simmonds looks at recent negative comments about adoption and reflects on whether the criticism is fair

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CoramBAAF supports LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week 2017

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CoramBAAF comment on Serious Case Review published today by Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB)

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CoramBAAF Statement on the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board Shi-Anne Downer Serious Case Review

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Open letter to the Home Secretary

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Training, conferences and consultancy

image training button Our expert training in adoption and fostering and our seminars and conferences tackle the vital issues facing practitioners today.


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We publish a range of highly respected expert publications for social workers, adopters, foster carers, children, adopted adults, academics, students and the wider children’s workforce.


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We are here to provide expert advice and resources to support the work of our members, including social workers and other professionals.Find out how we can help give you a more subtle understanding of the issues, the developments, the debates, and help make better lives for children

Adoption Activity Days

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We run events across England where prospective adopters have the opportunity to meet children, who need adoptive placements, in a safe and supported environment.

Find out more about Adoption Activity Days, where just one day can change a life.