As 'Black Lives Matter' protests dominate the media, John Simmonds discusses the history of race issues within the child protection and placement sector and sets out CoramBAAF's position moving forward.
National Adoption Week is in full swing and this year's campaign urges potential black adopters to step forward. John Simmonds reaffirms CoramBAAF's support for the campaign and reflects on its evolution over the last 40 years.
Department for Education publish guidance on new three-tier covid system and how it impacts adoption and fostering practice in England
The Department of Education has circulated the following guidance in relation to the new three-tier system of restrictions which will apply to every region in England from 14 October 2020.
This Kinship Care Week, Louise Sims highlights the plight of kinship carers in Guardian Society article
CoramBAAF’s Kinship Care and Fostering Consultant brings to light the difficulties that kinship carers face raising the children of family members and describes a system that leaves them feeling neglected and unsupported.
Kinship Care Week provides us with an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the huge contribution that kinship carers and their families make to the safety, care and wellbeing of their children. They are too often seen as a marginal rather as a leading group of carers and that cannot and must not continue.
Covid-19 continues to pose considerable challenges to the sector. In an ever-changing situation, policy is changing too. CoramBAAF clarifies its position on how it plans to adapt to most helpfully support the sector through these difficult times.
Today, a new and independent expert body, the UK Trauma Council (UKTC) launches, bringing together leading experts in the field of childhood trauma from across the four nations. Its aim is to empower professionals and local communities in supporting children and young people exposed to different forms of traumatic event. CoramBAAF’s John Simmonds talks about his involvement as a member of the council.
A new nationwide campaign, #YOUCANADOPT, launches today to dispel myths around who is eligible to adopt and encourage more people to consider adoption.
With the launch of a new Government-backed adopter recruitment campaign, #YOUCANADOPT, CoramBAAF’s John Simmonds reflects back on adopter recruitment over the last 20 years.
CoramBAAF, The Fostering Network and the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers have published a report of a joint survey of their members (completed pre-covid pandemic) exploring the difficulties experienced in obtaining health information about prospective foster carers.