CoramBAAF’s library holds over 5,000 items including books, reports, journals and legislation. The specialist collection covers a wide range of subjects relating to children and young people in care and on the edge of care, and who are fostered and adopted, as well as the health, education and legal issues that affect them.
The library is based in London and we welcome visits from CoramBAAF members, students, researchers and members of the public with an interest in adoption and fostering. Visits must be arranged in advance with the Information Officers.
We aim to have an Information Officer available to assist you during your visit.
There is normally space for you to work/ study in the library during office hours and you may bring your own laptop or device to work on.
Visitors are not able to borrow books and materials but you can photocopy material for a small charge provided it complies with copyright regulations.
It is recommended that you provide a list of books and articles that you wish to consult ahead of your visit so that you can make best use of the time you spend in the library. A free online database called ‘Social Care Online’ will help you to identify relevant publications.
We respond to requests for information from CoramBAAF members and can carry out literature searches and provide resource lists and information on resources held by other institutions.
We welcome donations of relevant materials for the library, but reserve the right to dispose of any items which we already hold or which do not fit within our collection.
Our address: CoramBAAF, Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ.
Our opening hours: Weekday office hours. Visits by appointment only.