NFS news

NFS news & local activity around the UK, from our staff and regional volunteers.

Join NFS at Pride!

28th March 2018
In recent years New Family Social has become a more visible presence at various LGBT Pride events. 2018 is no exception and our LGBT adopters and foster carers can now log in and book on to the follow...

Adoption & Fostering: 10 Good Reasons why LGBT people should consider it

5th March 2018
Record numbers of LGBT people in the UK now consider adoption and fostering, but many more are needed to parent vulnerable children. LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week – the annual campaign encourag...

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week returns to the UK from 5 March

13th February 2018
Booking is now open for two free evening seminars – held by New Family Social – specifically for LGBT people to find out how they can adopt or foster. Taking place in London and Manchester on 8 Ma...

Adoptions by same-sex couples in England drop for first time since 2011

7th December 2017
New figures published today – 7 December – by the Department for Education show there were 420 adoptions by same-sex couples in England in 2016/17, a decrease from 450 in 2016. This is the first ...

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2018: 10 Good Reasons

5th December 2017
New Family Social's LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week campaign returns from 5-11 March, 2018. This year's theme is '10 Good Reasons', two of which will be released every day of the first five day...

Seeking NFS Trustee Nominations

14th November 2017
  At the New Family Social AGM on Saturday 2nd December, we will be running trustee elections and we are looking for nominations from our membership. Here's what you need to know about trustee...

New training for adoption social workers to support trans applicants

18th August 2017   Working effectively with transgender and non-binary applicants   Adoption and foster care agencies need to make sure that they we...

Help LGBT adopters & foster carers – New Family Social is recruiting!

19th July 2017
Volunteer coordinator sought - Based Cambridge area (2 year contract, part-time) Hours per week: 14 Salary: £25,250 pro rata (Actual salary is £10,100 pa).   If you enjoy directly ...

Free training for adoption social workers to support LGBT applicants

17th July 2017
Although 1 in 10 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples in 2016, LGBT people still report incidents of discrimination while going through the approval process and when being matched with potent...

Proud to be the 1 in 10

20th June 2017
150 LGBT adopters & foster carers set to parade at Pride in London to mark record-breaking adoption year Group will be joined by former foster carer, Mr Gay England 2017