Adoption Activity Days
Changing Children's Lives
Adoption Activity Days allow prospective adopters to meet a range of children who are waiting to be adopted in a prepared, supported, safe and fun environment.
Adoption Activity Days are an addition to the existing range of family finding and matching practices, and are particularly helpful for children who may be having to wait much longer for permanence.
Considerable time and thought is spent preparing social workers, foster carers and children for being involved in an Adoption Activity Day.
Our specialist team here at CoramBAAF currently delivers Adoption Activity Days across England. Our events have been attended by over a thousand children and prospective adopters.
Last year, more than 300 children were adopted as a result of attending an Adoption Activity Day, where just one day can change a life.
Find out more about our work below, including the latest Adoption Activity Day events in your area and how you can refer a child.
How Adoption Activity Days Work
Adoption Activity Days allow prospective adopters to interact with children through fun and enjoyable activities, such as arts and crafts, sports and games. Adoption Activity Days are entirely child-centred, predominantly an activity day for children, and the most important factor is that the children have a fun and exciting day.
Specially trained and equipped Child Placement Consultants deliver high quality Adoption Activity Days across England in a variety of accessible and child-friendly venues. Adoption Activity Days may be commissioned by an agency or a group of agencies, or independently run by CoramBAAF.
In order to attend an Adoption Activity Day, the child or sibling group must be referred by his or her social worker or by another professional within the agency. A written profile must also be submitted. There may be a charge if the Adoption Activity Day has not been commissioned by the child's agency.
In order to attend an Adoption Activity Day, the prospective adopter must be referred by his or her social worker or by another professional within the agency. Prospective adopters may be referred prior to approval if they are in stager 2 of the assessment process with a positive recommendation. Referrals are free of charge.
Find an Adoption Activity Day
Here are the latest Adoption Activity Days being held throughout England. We have events programmed across England throughout the year so please contact us if you wish to find out about other upcoming events near you.
> Saturday 19 March: West Midlands
> Saturday 30 April: South Cumbria
> Saturday 14 May: Midlands
This is a small event for children with more complex health needs/disabilities.
> Saturday 11 June: Central East Region
Children attending this event are predominantly either part of a large sibling group, from a BME background and/or have more complex health needs.
Adopters are now invited to attend and can be referred by their social worker if relevant. Places are not guaranteed (closing date is the 20th May 2016).
> Saturday 18 June: Bristol
> Saturday 2 July: London
> Saturday 9 July: Birmingham
> Saturday 24 September: tbc
If you have any prospective adopters who would be interested in attending an Adoption Activity Day, or would like further information, please call 0207 520 0302 or email email@example.com
Commission an Adoption Activity Day
If you think the children in your agency would benefit from an Adoption Activity Day, contact us to discuss the options available to you, which include Mini Adoption Activity Days for 15 children or less. We also offer a range of additional, bespoke services to help your agency to achieve permanence for children in care, including training and advice, Mini Meets (one off meetings between prospective adopters and children who are linked) and a variety of matching services.
Get in touch
If you have any further questions, would like more infomation or a free consultation for your agency, email firstname.lastname@example.org