New ‘Fostering for Adoption’ guidance for social workers published
New practical guidance has been published to help local authorities implement ‘Fostering for Adoption’ with the aim of ensuring more children can live with their potential permanent carers at the earliest possible stage of the adoption process. The guidance was commissioned by UK children’s charity Coram and written by BAAF.
BAAF statement re: continued support for former foster children
We wholeheartedly agree with the call for the provision of continued support for former foster children to be made obligatory in the upcoming children and families bill. It is important to consider practical ways in how young people who are in the care of Local Authority can remain in their homes with their carers beyond the age of 18.
Entries now open for National Adoption Week Awards 2013!
The annual ceremony will span six categories including Adoption Champion of the Year, Adoption Social Worker of the Year, Local Authority of the Year, Voluntary Adoption Agency of the Year, and BAAF Supporter of the Year. We are also excited to launch a brand new category, Adoption Picture of the Year, where children and young people can show the world what adoption means to them.
What adoption means to me
Were you adopted? Would you like to share your story in 500 words? We are publishing an adoption anthology with the help of our celebrity editors Clare Grogan and Andrew Barton. The theme of the anthology is 'what adoption means to me'. Contributions are invited from adopted people of any age.
Adoption support - New perspectives and fundamental developments
27 Nov 2013
This conference will help participants explore and understand the current legal, policy and practice framework for adoption support.
Implementing adoption reform - A framework for child-centred adoption
London, 04 Jul 2013
This conference will explore how local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies can rise to the challenge of reducing delay in all aspects of the adoption process whilst ensuring that a child centred adoption service remains the primary driver.