Department for Education - Adoption Register Consultation is open until 27 July

 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.

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May-June round up

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.


Q&A with Dr Emily Doncaster and Dr Bronwyn Harrison-Stewart

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".

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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 .

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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).


Foster Care Fortnight

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.

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Tower Hamlets Borough Council v The Times

The Times published a series of articles starting in August 2017, where the first piece was headed ‘Christian child forced into Muslim foster care’...