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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.

CoramBAAF focuses on supporting and developing all areas of permanency in the UK - adoption, fostering, kinship care as well as returning children to their parents - and the legal orders that frame these.

We provide and develop the infra-structure of family placement services such as forms and practice guidance, disseminate research, share best practice and offer publications, training and support to agencies and professionals to develop their skills and knowledge. This includes social workers, those working in health, the law and other related areas of activity. CoramBAAF also offers a range of resources for those caring for children.

CoramBAAF is part of the Coram Group of charities which has been advancing the welfare, education and rights of children in the UK for over 275 years.


Rising to the Challenge: What we did in 2016

We have published a report that highlights some of the work we have done in 2016 both with and on our members’ behalf. The report, which also provides an outline of what our members can expect from CoramBAAF membership in 2017 can be viewed here.

What we do What we do

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We are the UK's leading membership organisation for agencies and individuals that have an interest in adoption, fostering and the well-being of children.

Training, conferences and consultancy

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Our expert training in adoption and fostering, seminars and conferences tackle the vital issues facing practitioners today and our courses and programmes are available nationwide.

Adoption Activity Days

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These are events where prospective adopters have the opportunity to meet a range of children who need adoptive placements.



Activity Days for Fostering

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Changing children's lives by bringing together children who are waiting for permanence with foster carers wishing to make a long term commitment to a child.


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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 you


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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.

Projects Projects
British Chinese Adoption Study

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Research to follow up the experiences of over 100 women who were brought to the UK from orphanages in Hong Kong in the 1960s for adoption by British families.


CoramBAAF's Black and Minority Ethnic Perspectives project

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Promotes wider understanding of black minority ethnic children in the public care system in the UK.