Statement

International FASD Awareness Day 2018

9 September 2018 marks International FASD Awareness Day - a day which focuses on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and addresses the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

eu logo

Fostering Across Borders

Read about a new international fostering project managed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, which is being led by CoramBAAF and Coram Children’s Legal Centre in the UK.

Pen and paper

Raising awareness of lifelong issues for adopted adults

CoramBAAF has been working with CASA and SEPAN to raise awareness of the lifelong issues for adopted adults. Two papers have been prepared and shared with DfE officials and the Adoption Leadership Board. These set out the background to the legislation, and the areas of concern that need to be considered in any future guidance and during the development of Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs).

Microphone

5000 children in care have been separated from their siblings

A Freedom of Information request to councils in England and Wales has revealed that at least 5000 children currently in care have been separated from their siblings. CoramBAAF's John Simmonds appeared on BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire programme to discuss the impact of sibling separation on children and young people.