Advice from BAAF

Through our country & regional offices, we offer free advice to members of the public, social workers in BAAF member agencies and other professionals.

We can offer advice on:

  • The process of becoming an adopter or foster carer.
  • Tracing and contacting family members - for adult adoptees and birth relatives.
  • Policy and practice issues for professionals.
  • Some aspects of individual cases, though for more complex cases we would offer consultancy.
  • Legislation, regulations and guidance.
  • Available resources - such as books, self-help groups and research.

Possible conflict of interest - be advised
Our advice lines are staffed by very experienced staff with many years experience in Fostering and Adoption Practice.  If you ring in to seek advice and guidance about a particular aspect of practice, you should be aware that the adviser may be a member of a fostering or adoption panel that might later on consider the situation about which you are seeking advice.

Where the advice line staff member becomes aware of a potential conflict of interest they will bring it to your attention and offer you the chance to speak to another adviser. Please feel free to ask about this before you embark on seeking advice.

Contact details

You can phone, write or email. If you write to us, we would appreciate it if you could enclose an SAE.

Southern England and international enquiries

BAAF Southern England
Saffron House
6-10 Kirby Street
London
EC1N 8TS

Advice and information line
Tel: 020 3597 6116 - Advice given Mon-Fri, 9am - 1pm. 
Fax: 020 7421 2669
email: adviceengland@baaf.org.uk

For workshop queries please contact us on
Tel: 0207 421 2672/70
email: southern.events@baaf.org.uk

For commissioned training queries please contact us on:
Tel: 0207 421 2671/70
email: southern.training@baaf.org.uk

Central England enquiries: Birmingham

BAAF Birmingham office
Dolphin House
54 Coventry Road
Birmingham
B10 0RX

Tel: 0121 753 2001
Fax: 0121 753 7799
email: midlands@baaf.org.uk

Advice and information line: 020 3597 6116 Mon- Fri, 9am – 1pm.
adviceengland@baaf.org.uk

Northern England enquiries: Leeds

BAAF Yorkshire and Humberside
4 Pavilion Business Park
Royds Hall Road
Wortley
Leeds
LS12 6AJ

Tel: 0113 289 1101
email:
leeds@baaf.org.uk

Advice and Information Service:
Tel: 020 3597 6116 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm).
email:
adviceengland@baaf.org.uk

Northern East England enquiries: Newcastle

BAAF North East
MEA House
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8XS

Tel: 0191 261 6600
Fax: 0191 232 2063
Email: newcastle@baaf.org.uk

Advice and Information Service
Tel: 020 3597 6116 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm). 
Email: adviceengland@baaf.org.uk

Northern Ireland

BAAF Northern Ireland
Botanic House
1-5 Botanic Avenue
Belfast
BT7 1JG

Tel: 028 9031 5494
Fax: 028 9031 4516
email: northernireland@baaf.org.uk
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Scotland

BAAF Scottish Centre
113 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3DT

Tel: 0131 226 9270
Fax: 0131 226 2503
email: scotland@baaf.org.uk
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

We have now set up a duty rota system for dealing with telephone/email enquiries. We hold two sessions per week, Tuesday and Thursday 1.30pm – 4.00pm.

Wales

BAAF Cymru
7 Cleeve House
Lambourne Crescent
Cardiff
CF14 5GP

Tel: 029 2076 1155
Fax: 029 2074 7934
email: cardiff@baaf.org.uk

BAAF Cymru Rhyl
W2
Morfa Clwyd Business Centre
84 Marsh Road
Rhyl
Denbighshire
LL18 2AF

Tel: 01745 336 336
email: rhyl@baaf.org.uk

We have now set up a duty rota system for dealing with telephone/email enquiries. We hold two sessions per week, Monday and Thursday 9.00 – 12.00 noon.  

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