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CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy is the leading membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care by supporting the agencies and professionals who work with them.

CoramBAAF focuses on supporting and developing all areas of permanency in the UK - adoption, fostering, kinship care as well as returning children to their parents - and the legal orders that frame these.

We provide and develop the infra-structure of family placement services such as forms and practice guidance, disseminate research, share best practice and offer publications, training and support to agencies and professionals to develop their skills and knowledge. This includes social workers, those working in health, the law and other related areas of activity. CoramBAAF also offers a range of resources for those caring for children.

CoramBAAF is part of the Coram Group of charities which has been advancing the welfare, education and rights of children in the UK for over 275 years.

What we do What we do

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We are the UK's leading membership organisation for agencies and individuals that have an interest in adoption, fostering and the well-being of children.

Training, conferences and consultancy

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Our expert training in adoption and fostering, seminars and conferences tackle the vital issues facing practitioners today and our courses and programmes are available nationwide.

Adoption Activity Days

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These are events where prospective adopters have the opportunity to meet a range of children who need adoptive placements.




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We are here to provide expert advice and resources to support the work of our members, including social workers and other professionals. Find out how we can help you


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We publish a range of highly respected expert publications for social workers, adopters, foster carers, children, adopted adults, academics, students and the wider children’s workforce.

Projects Projects
British Chinese Adoption Study

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Research to follow up the experiences of over 100 women who were brought to the UK from orphanages in Hong Kong in the 1960s for adoption by British families.



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KEEP standard is a 16-week support group programme designed for mainstream foster and kinship carers who have children placed with them aged between five and twelve years.

BAAF's Black and Minority Ethnic Perspectives project

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Promotes wider understanding of black minority ethnic children in the public care system in the UK.



Developing Intensive and Remand Fostering Programmes Daphne logo

This 2-year international project is led by BAAF in the UK and focuses on remand and intensive fostering as alternatives to custody for young offenders.