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.
- 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
6-10 Kirby Street
Advice and information line
Tel: 020 3597 6116 - Advice given Mon-Fri, 9am - 1pm.
Fax: 020 7421 2669
For workshop queries please contact us on
Tel: 0207 421 2672/70
For commissioned training queries please contact us on:
Tel: 0207 421 2671/70
Central England enquiries: Birmingham
Northern England enquiries: Leeds
Northern East England enquiries: Newcastle
BAAF Northern Ireland
1-5 Botanic Avenue
Tel: 028 9031 5494
Fax: 028 9031 4516
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
BAAF Scottish Centre
113 Rose Street
Tel: 0131 226 9270
Fax: 0131 226 2503
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.
7 Cleeve House
Tel: 029 2076 1155
Fax: 029 2074 7934
BAAF Cymru Rhyl
Morfa Clwyd Business Centre
84 Marsh Road
Tel: 01745 336 336
Following a pilot we have now set up a duty rota system for dealing with telephone/e-mail enquiries and one of our Trainer/Consultants will respond to enquiries as quickly as possible.