Edward Timpson MP: adoption has enhanced my family

Edward Timpson speaks at this year's National Adoption Week Awards, drawing on his own first-hand experiences of adoption and outlining government plans for improving the adoption system in the UK.

Mythbuster guidance on adoption court decisions published

The Adoption Leadership Board has drafted and published  a "Myth-busting Guide ” to recent key Supreme and Court of Appeal judgements on adoption.

Read the full press release here and the full Guide can be viewed here.

Find an adoption information event

There are many informative events happening across the UK that can act as a great initial introduction to adoption.

Find a local event to start your adoption journey today!

Children waiting

ITV's This Morning featured the stories of children waiting for adoption during National Adoption Week.

Find out more about the children and how to make an adoption enquiry at nationaladoptionweek.org.uk

New practice note: evaluation of permanence options for a child in care

This Practice Note explores recent legal cases, which have challenged professionals to examine different permanence options for children.

It will help social workers to think about the options for the child concerned and consider relevant factors in making recommendations to the court. Read here

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 workshop

Communicating with Children Using Non-Directive Play

26 Mar 2015

BAAF Scotland is delighted that Berni Stringer has agreed to deliver her comprehensive workshop to members in Scotland.

Find out more and book your place today.

Upcoming fundraising events

Run for BAAF: Bupa Great South Run 5k

Registration for the Bupa Great South Run 5K is now open. Sign up before the 25th October to secure your own place.

For more details contact the Fundraising team on 020 7421 2636 or send us an email at fundraising@baaf.org.uk

Isle of Wight Road Cycle

Winter doesn't mean that you should stop riding! Wiggle Events are putting on a road cycle on the Isle of Wight on the 30th November.

There are two route options (61 Miles and 42 Miles) with festive feed stations along the way providing mince pies and hot drinks to raise the Christmas spirit!

For more details contact the Fundraising team on 020 7421 2636 or send us an email at fundraising@baaf.org.uk