A SCIE Expert Working Group has recently published a report, Improving Mental Health Support for our Children and Young People, reinforcing a wider public debate about mental health and the need for radical improvement. CoramBAAF’s John Simmonds comments on the report’s findings.
CoramBAAF urges children's minister Robert Goodwill to include fostered child in the entitlement to an extra 15 hours of free childcare each week.
From enquiries to CoramBAAF’s members’ Advice Line it has become apparent that there is currently some confusion among fostering services in England about the usual fostering limit (the number of children carers can foster at the same time), exemptions to this, and the terms of foster carers’ approval. To provide guidance to members on these issues, we have produced information setting out the current position.
Respondents to Adoption UK newsletter survey report ' a quarter of adoptive families in crisis'.
Why don't more individuals and couples who experience infertility go on to adopt?
CoramBAAF’s Elaine Dibben provides expert comment on fostering for BBC Newsnight, Radio 2 and Radio 4
Following the story in The Times newspaper reporting that a Christian girl had been placed in foster care with a Muslim family and this had caused her distress, CoramBAAF provided expert comment for several broadcast media channels on the legislation, practice and decisions surrounding fostering.
CoramBAAF’s Director of Policy discusses adoption and support for families on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour
Dr John Simmonds OBE, CoramBAAF's Director of Policy, Research and Development was one of the guests on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme (15 August 2017), discussing adoption and support networks for adoptive parents.
On 2 August 2017 the DfE released the results of an independent two year evaluation of the Adoption Support Fund.
CoramBAAF's Health Group Advisory Committee and Independent Fostering Providers Special Interest Group have both commented on the Fostering Stocktake.
Our new book celebrating the remarkable talent of children in care has just been published. New Beginnings and other writings on being in care, is a moving collection of poetry and prose selected from the entries of Coram Voices 2016 and 2017 Voices writing competition.