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.


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 ...

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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...

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Improving LGBT Adoption

13th July 2017
1 in 10 adoptions in England in 2016 were to same-sex couples. But research shows that LGBT people have a high expectation of discrimination on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender iden...

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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 https://www.facebook.com...

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Adoption activity day (Coram and Ricochet productions)

30th May 2017
On 15 July, TV production company Ricochet will film an adoption activity day in the West Midlands for a sensitive and warm new series to be broadcast on Channel 4. Small and non-invasive fixed cam...

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Record increase in children receiving specialist SEN support (Children & Young People Now)

26th May 2017
There's been a record increase in the number of children receiving additional support for special educational needs, with the figure rising by more than 30,000 in a single year. It's the biggest in...

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Number of young people receiving mental health support rises to 240,000 (Children & Young People Now)

25th May 2017
  The number of young people in contact with mental health services has passed the 240,000 mark. Figures published by the NHS show that at the end of February this year, there were 240,020 ...

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Dozens of Wales' looked-after children in care outside country (BBC News)

23rd May 2017
More than 130 looked-after children from Wales are currently in care placements outside the country, according to the BBC. BBC Wales asked all 22 local authorities in Wales how many children and yo...

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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...

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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 &...

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