The Department for Education has published a targeted consultation on the Adoption Register Regulations. The consultation seeks views from Adoption Register users, as well as sector organisations, on whether DfE should amend Regulations in order to increase the amount of information an approved prospective adopter is able to view about a child on the Adoption Register.
Welcome to this round-up article, highlighting some of the important projects and programmes CoramBAAF has been engaged in over May and June 2018 – plus a look-ahead at other projects, conferences and publications.
Read our 5 minute Q&A with clinical psychologists Dr Emily Doncaster and Dr Bronwyn Harrison-Stewart, speakers at the CoramBAAF Health Group Conference, "Similar but different - responding to the health needs of unique children".
Black, Asian and Mixed Ethnicities in Adoption and Fostering: an interview with CoramBAAF consultant Savita de Sousa
Read our interview with Savita De Sousa, CoramBAAF consultant, on issues concerning Black, Asian and Mixed Ethnicities in Adoption and Fostering.
John Simmonds writes in Community Care: ‘Dishonesty, coercion and power’: how do social workers respond to social media criticism of care proceedings?
John Simmonds, CoramBAAF Director of Policy, Research and Development, has published an article in Community Care on the increasing challenges that critical social media posts can cause in care proceedings, highlighting the impact on children in care.
Penny Appeal: Read the Research Report on the UK’s first Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering
RESEARCH REPORT: Among the last ones to leave? Understanding the Journeys of Muslim Children in the Care System in England by Coventry University, Penny Appeal and CoramBAAF
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 .
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).
Foster Care Fortnight, organised by The Fostering Network, starts on 14 May 2018 and highlights the ongoing need to approve more foster carers. CoramBAAF wholeheartedly supports this campaign.
The Times published a series of articles starting in August 2017, where the first piece was headed ‘Christian child forced into Muslim foster care’...