New Chief Executive announced

Caroline Selkirk

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Selkirk as the charity’s new Chief Executive

Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having held various senior roles in the NHS in Scotland including leading the work on specialist children services.

Read our full statement here.

Social Media week: special offer on BAAF guides

This week is Social Media Week — and to mark the occasion, we are offering our four practical guides to social media at the special offer price of just £35 (usual price £48.80).

The books are a popular and valuable resource for parents, carers, social workers and young people. Order yours this week and save 20%.

Looking for an agency?

Our directory lists over 500 agencies in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, all of which are members of BAAF.

Find an adoption or fostering agency near you via our agency search directory page.

Recently published

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Preparing to Adopt England 2014 - Applicant’s Workbook


Preparing to Adopt is a well-established and highly respected training programme that agencies can use to offer relevant, high quality and comprehensive preparation for people who wish to adopt. This new edition has been revised in the light of a major programme of adoption reform in England, following concerns about delay and consequent changes in the adoption process.

Upcoming conference

Securing Children's Futures

14 Jan 2015

Study for a post graduate certificate validated by the University of Strathclyde.

This course is about good practice in permanence planning and family placement.

Find out more and book your place for a 2015 start.

Run to the Beat 2014

Run to the Beat 2014

If you love running and music, Run to the Beat 2014 is the perfect event for you!

Sure Run to the Beat, London’s Music 10k, is so much more than just a running event. With top DJ’s pumping out motivational tunes as you eat up the miles and a set from the headline act to look forward to at the finish line, the atmosphere will be like nothing you have ever seen at a running event before.

If this sounds like the right event for you, contact us on 020 7421 2636 or and book your place with us today!