As an organisation working to improve the lives and outcomes of children in care and care experienced children, we know that racism exists, how toxic it is and that we are all affected. The death of George Floyd and the outrage it sparked, the rise of Black Lives Matter movement, and the vulnerabilities and inequality in our society that the pandemic has exposed, led us to put together a statement.
The Guatemalan government is running a campaign to assist adoptees of Guatemalan descent in tracing their origins and helping them access identity documents.
CoramBAAF signed a letter to Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, raising our concerns over the Government’s treatment of newly arrived migrant children and ensuring him to ensure these children receive the care they need.
Children needing secure care, caught between the rock of placement shortages and the hard place of regulations
Alexandra Conroy Harris, CoramBAAF's Legal Consultant, reflects on the implications, and unintended consequences, of the amendments to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Reviews Regulations, which come into effect on 9 September 2021.
CoramBAAF responds 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.
CoramBAAF and the Fostering Network invite fostering services to discuss their views about the current issues in fostering and what can be done to address these. The event will take place online on Wednesday 4 August, 10:00-11:15am.
Following on from the webinar on how transitions and contact have been managed during the pandemic, CoramBAAF will publish guidance on the Moving to Adoption model.
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.
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.