Adoption activity days
Adoption activity days are events where adopters can meet a range of children waiting to be adopted in a prepared, supported, safe and fun environment. Adopters can attend before they are approved, as long as they are in Stage 2 of the new assessment process in England, or have a confirmed panel date elsewhere in the UK, and their social worker is confident they will be making a positive recommendation.
This is a themed day full of lots of fun activities such as face painting, climbing, craft and soft play. The children’s foster carers and social workers attend the event with the children to support them.
Read our Adoption Activity Day FAQs
We now have a good practice guide to help agencies to independently run their own Adoption Activity Days. Our How to Run an Adoption Activity Day guide includes comprehensive best practice and advice from experts at BAAF.
Are you an approved adopter or an adopter waiting to attend panel within 3 months?
We have adoption activity days scheduled throughout October and November 2014:
- 25 October – West Midlands Fully subscribed
If you are interested in attending any of these events or would like to know more please contact the Adoption Activity Days Administrator on 0121 753 7791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aims of the project
The project was externally funded and managed by BAAF, with Bridget Betts as Project Manager. The original aim was to facilitate four activity days in partnership with agencies in the East Midlands Consortium over the two years of the project. A fifth activity day in early March 2013 concluded the pilot.
There has been a close interest at ministerial level and the Department for Education announced in December 2012 that adoption activity days would be part of the government’s adoption reform agenda. Due to the success of the pilot this project now runs as a permanent service to agencies and consortia. Four adoption activity days have taken place as part of this service and a further seven are planned before the end of 2013.
Bridget was presented with the Silver Award for Overall Leader of Innovative Practice at the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2012.
Watch the South East Adoption Consortium's Adoption Activity Day
Huge thanks to Event Prop Hire!
BAAF would like to say a big thank you to Event Prop Hire for donating
props for the Adoption Activity Day in London which will be held on Sunday 08 June.
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