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A different approach to adoption heads to Stoke-on-Trent Pride

6th June 2018
Independent adoption agencies Caritas Care and Adoption Matters Stoke & Staffordshire Concurrent Planning Service are at Stoke Pride this year on 16 June.   The service - run in partnership by...

Diagrama offers free training to become a professional foster carer

14th May 2018
Diagrama Foundation is offering free training to anyone interested in a new career as a foster carer, in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight, which starts on Monday. (14-27 May, 2018) The charity ...

Stefan and John Talk Fostering with Blue Sky

15th January 2018
We are Stefan & John, but everyone calls us Stef & Smiffy. We passed our panel assessment on 28th January 2016 and had our first YP (Young Person) the next day. Since then we have had 3...

Nexus Fostering Interview Greg and Lee About Foster Care

10th January 2018
  What are your names? G: I am Greg, and I would describe myself as individual in my style and very sociable. L: I am Lee and I enjoy cooking. I’m less sociable and I enjoy stay...

Blue Sky Fostering continues its relationship with Duke of Edinburgh

4th January 2018
Blue Sky Fostering continues its relationship with Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) as the first independent fostering agency in the UK to provide access to DofE activities for looked-after children. On 4...

Adoption activity days

1st November 2017
NFS agency member Coram has announced a number of activity days open to approved adopters, or those approaching panel. The days - which take place across England - are an opportunity to to meet a rang...


17th October 2017
Lion special screening in Bristol - with an adoption Q&A - 21 October As part of National Adoption Week 2017, New Family Social member agency CCS Adoption will hold a special film screening of...

Bristol adoption drop-in event for LGBT people

17th October 2017
LGBT recruitment drop-in event, 10am-12pm, 4 November CCS Adoption - a New Family Social member agency - will hold a drop-in adoption information event in Bristol for potential LGBT adopters on 4 Nov...

The Adoptables are recruiting! (Coram)

23rd May 2017
The Adoptables is a peer network of adopted young people aged 13-25. They share their experiences as adopted young people at home, in school and in post-adoption support, with professionals, schools a...

50 Babies given the best start thanks to Specialist Adoption Programme (Adoption Matters/Caritas Care)

19th May 2017
[caption id="attachment_6096" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of the NW Concurrent Planning Service together with Adoption Matters & Caritas Care Chief Executive's Norman Goodwin, CBE &...