The premiere of Nowhere Special, a film following a terminally ill father finding a new family for his son, was held earlier this month. The powerful themes about finding the right adopters, the matching process and the importance of memories make this an moving and thoughtful story.
Hetty Verhagen reflects on CoramBAAF's first wellbeing session for professionals which explored the three phases of recovery from trauma. The session aimed to provide a space for our members to reflect on their personal wellbeing and create a greater sense of calm.
The new Moving to Adoption model, from a University of East Anglia (UEA) team, is a social work practice framework for supporting children’s moves from foster care to adoption. A new website contains free resources to help the sector implement the model – to be joined later this summer by a CoramBAAF Good Practice Guide.
The July edition of Adoption & Fostering journal contains two fascinating articles from Ireland, which explore past and present adoption in the country – along with much more.
Every year our colleagues at Kinship survey kinship carers across England and Wales about their lives. This important survey helps provide insights into family's experiences and to gather evidence of where more support and understanding is needed.
CoramBAAF call for professionals and carers to share their experiences of supporting separated migrant children during Covid-19
CoramBAAF are proud to be partners in an UK wide study examining how separated children experience the Covid-19 crisis and how it has impacted on their connectivity to networks and services. We're reaching out to colleagues in migrant care to discuss the findings of this study.
CoramBAAF response to the Case for Change report from the independent Review of Children’s Social Care
The Case for Change report from the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care sets out a powerful argument about the need for reform and the need to work more closely with families.
Darren Coyne, Projects and Development Worker, at the Care Leavers Association, passed away unexpectedly on May 25 2021. He was a fearless activist and advocate, passionate about improving the rights of adult care leavers to know about their time in care and their family connections.
Independent Review knowledge event: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Social Care and Social Work
In the second in the series of knowledge events, issues relating to inequalities in child care social work and social care associated with race, poverty and identity were discussed.
As a membership organisation, our priority is to make sure that our contribution to the Review reflects the wide range multi-disciplinary perspectives and experiences that our members bring.