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New film shines spotlight on adoption process

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.

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Moving to Adoption model – website and resources launched

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.

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Kinship launch their annual State of the Nation survey

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.

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Darren Coyne 1972 - 2021

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.