We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ellen Broomé as our new managing director. Ellen will start in her new role in February 2020, with interim managing director Kevin Lowe stepping down.
Our response to the Court of Appeal judgement that Education Secretary acted unlawfully in removing child safeguards
John Simmonds, CoramBAAF's Director of Policy, Research and Development, responds to the Court of Appeal's ruling that the education secretary acted unlawfully in removing a series of child safeguarding measures through the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) regulations
Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care system reports Children's Commissioner
CoramBAAF responds to the findings of a series of reports published by the Children's Commissioner for England criticising the government's failure to address a broken residential care system.
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.