Advice from BAAF
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org For workshop queries please contact us on Tel: 0207 421 2672/70 email: email@example.com For commissioned training queries please contact us on: Tel: 0207 421 2671/70 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central England enquiries: Birmingham
BAAF Birmingham office
54 Coventry Road
Tel: 0121 753 2001
Fax: 0121 753 7799
Advice and information line: 020 3597 6116 Mon- Fri, 9am – 1pm.
Northern England enquiries: Leeds
Northern East England enquiries: Newcastle
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.
BAAF Cymru Rhyl W2 Morfa Clwyd Business Centre 84 Marsh Road Rhyl Denbighshire LL18 2AF Tel: 01745 336 336 email: email@example.com
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.