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ITV Program, Exposure - When Pregnant Women Drink at 9pm on 3rd March 2015

Advance Notice. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder on Tuesday 3rd March ITV 9pm.

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The hard hitting documentary will showcase issues surrounding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and hear from Health Experts who have told ITV’s Exposure why the Government must change it’s advice to women drinking during pregnancy. With over 100 babies being born to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder every year in Britain, health experts say that this is the […]

Adoption Support Fund to benefit over 3,000 families who have adopted a child

Adoption Support Fund to benefit 3,000 families who’ve adopted

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The government’s £19.3m Adoption Support Fund, will benefit more than 3,000 families that have adopted a child, latest figures suggest. A recent article published in the Children & Young People Now magazine stated that The Department for Education has revealed that in the 10 areas piloting the fund – which pays for specialist therapeutic services to […]

Government reforms for Children with SEN and Disabilities

Government reforms for Children with SEN and Disabilities.

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The biggest education reforms in a generation for children and young people with special educational needs became law on Monday 1 September. The new Children and Families Act will offer simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEN and Disabilities (special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)). As well as protecting the schools […]

Adopted disabled twins

Michael and Paul adopt disabled twin boys.

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Did you know that almost half of children waiting for a family placement have an impairment or some form of special need? Some people have a fear of disability, but not Michael Atwal-Brice and his partner, Paul. When they adopted identical two year old, disabled twin boys, Levi and Lucas, they were over the moon. Like parents everywhere, […]

Nic and Joys story of adopting 3 disabled children

Joy and Nic tell their story of adopting 3 disabled children to add to their existing biological family.

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Adopting a child with disabilities is a big commitment for anyone, but for Cornish couple Joy and Nic Constable the decision to take on three children with additional needs was a simple one. The couple already had a biological son called Samuel, but started thinking about adding to their family.  However, instead of adding to their […]

families for children child with disabilities

Could you adopt a child
 with a disability?

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Did you know that approximately 40 percent of children waiting for an adoptive family have impairment or some form of special need or disability. If you think about a child with a disability, what comes to mind? Is it a picture of difficulties and obstacles? Do you imagine that you will not be able to […]

 
 
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