News & Features

Browse the sections on the left for the latest in adoption and fostering, issues specific to LGBT parents, and to get to know our families.


Stockport’s unique support scheme for foster carers

16th July 2018
Stockport is one of a number of authorities who are part of the Mockingbird scheme, which helps support local foster carers with their fostering placements. The scheme brings together up to ten fos...

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Foster Carers Are Urgently Needed Across Hampshire

2nd July 2018
Local independent agency Blue Sky Fostering received almost 120 referrals in April 2018 from across Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils. This number demonstrates the risin...

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Nexus Fostering Extend Their Services to the East Midlands

2nd July 2018
Ofsted Outstanding independent fostering agency Nexus Fostering are opening a base in Derby to extend their services to the East Midlands. Established in 2002, the agency already operates successfu...

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East Midlands adoption agency hits the road for 70th anniversary roadshow

26th June 2018
Faith in Families - founded in 1948 - is an independent adoption agency based in Nottingham, working across the East Midlands.  This July it  marks its 70th anniversary when it hits the road and bri...

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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...

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Looked-after pupils denied right to choice of school (Tes News)

4th June 2018
Almost half of looked-after children are being denied their right to their first choice school, TES reports. The statutory admissions code says schools must give pupils in local authority care 't...

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Children in care being 'pinged' around schools and homes, says report (The Guardian)

4th June 2018
Thousands of children are being shifted around the care system and between schools, putting them at risk of being excluded, groomed and recruited into gangs, the Guardian reports. Find out more: Th...

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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 ...

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Great Behaviour Breakdown

9th May 2018
It can be hard if your child's behaviour - and your relationship with them - is in crisis. Below is one NFS  member's experience of some training that made a real difference: 'We have two adopted ...

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Summer Camp 2018

17th April 2018
New Family Social's annual summer camp returns in August. It's a unique annual opportunity for LGBT adopters, foster carers and their children to holiday with other families that look like theirs. ...

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