John Simmonds comments on recent news stories focusing on the role of adoption agencies in historical cases where children were removed from their mothers with no option other than to consent to adoption.
CoramBAAF is proud to be part of National Adoption Week 2016 and its timely theme of #SupportAdoption
National Adoption Week is a nationwide campaign to promote a wider understanding of adoption and encourage potential adopters to come forward. As the UK’s leading membership organisation supporting vulnerable children, CoramBAAF stands firmly behind the campaign and we’d like to encourage prospective adopters, adoptive parents, friends, relatives and practitioners to broaden their knowledge and support adoption.
CoramBAAF welcomes the announcement from the Department for Education that all adopted children are to be exempted from the policy limiting Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit to two children.
Together For Children is a new network of organisations and individuals, including CoramBAAF, which have come together to defend the rights of vulnerable children and young people, during the passage of the Children and Social Work Bill.
A scoping study commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, and of which CoramBAAF is a partner, has launched a nationwide call for evidence to better understand the use of research evidence in the family justice system.
CoramBAAF still has places available for prospective adopters on its Adoption Activity Day in Surrey on Sunday 11 September 2016.
CoramBAAF has set out its opposition to proposals that could see Clause 15 of the Children and Social Work Bill used to disband adoption and fostering panels and relax the assessment process for children being placed with family and friends foster carers.
Join us so together we achieve a fair deal for adult care leavers and their rights and needs to access information about their family history and time in care.
“Foster care's critical role in providing secure and stable family life for the majority of children in the care needs more recognition” states CoramBAAF in light of the Queen's speech
As well as increasing support for adoption, CoramBAAF emphasises the need for additional support for foster families this Foster Care Fortnight.
CoramBAAF is proud to be supporting Foster Care Fortnight, the UK’s biggest awareness campaign which highlights of the value of foster care in providing loving and stable environments for the majority of children in care, and the love and support they are given by dedicated foster carers.