The Alliance is a coalition of groups and individuals from across the UK who are united together for positive social change for those affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Dr John Simmonds urges local authorities and social workers to respond to consultation on family court crisis
A crucial consultation on children cases in the family court closes at the end of September. Have your say to ensure changes are evidence- and experience-led
CoramBAAF and the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford receives a group of Dutch professionals to discuss the fostering system in England.
Dr John Simmonds discusses fostering in black and ethnic minority communities on BBC Radio London.
There are significant gaps in the assessment, preparation and support for special guardians according to a new review, led by CoramBAAF, which calls for urgent reform across a number of priority areas to better support carers and children. One of the calls for change includes ensuring family members who might become carers have direct experience of looking after the child before the court order is made.
Annual Stability Index reveals that the care system in England is struggling to cope with rising demand from teenagers
John Simmonds, CoramBAAF's Director of Policy, Research and Development, comments on the publication of the annual Stability Index which has revealed that the care system in England is struggling to cope with rising demand from teenagers.
New report from All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence calls for long-term support for traumatised children
In response to the uncertainty of funding for the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) beyond 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence (APPG) has conducted an inquiry looking at the future of support, and this week published a report, Investing in Families, summarising its findings and proposing a number of changes to the fund.
As a result of continuing challenges to our resources, we have with great regret decided that we can no longer initiate Private Fostering Week.
Government publishes experimental statistics on educational outcomes for looked after children in England
The DfE has published statistics on outcomes for children previously looked after by local authorities over a 12 month continuous period as of 31 March 2018.
CoramBAAF and Coram Children’s Legal Centre provide kinship care recommendations to Parliamentary Taskforce
CoramBAAF and Coram Children’s Legal Centre have provided evidence on current practice in kinship care assessments and recommendations for improvements to the cross-party Parliamentary Taskforce on Kinship Care. The Taskforce was launched in December 2018 to raise awareness about, and support for, children in kinship care, and will produce a report with recommendations from the sector by autumn 2019.