General Election 2015: Chief executive, Caroline Selkirk, responds to the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos

With cuts to local authority budgets, and disturbing revelations about the vulnerability of looked after children to child sexual exploitation, the UK is again at a critical juncture in the future of the care of looked after children.

The UK is also reaching a critical juncture in the 2015 general election campaign. The battle lines were drawn this week, as the political parties unveiled their election manifestos.

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From our blog

13 Apr 2015


New adopter, Alison shares her experience of the first 9 months of being a mum…

 When I was little I always took for granted...

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Promoting the health of children in public care


For many years health services have struggled to meet the needs of looked after and adopted children. This much needed anthology now provides an essential guide to good practice in the field of the health promotion of looked after and adopted children.

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04 Mar 2015

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BAAF Patron Andrew Barton ran the 2014 Virgin London Marathon for BAAF and remembers the day: