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Every Step Adoption Adoption Support Fund explained

Adoption Support Fund (ASF) explained

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The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) is available nationally from May 2015. It was established because many families need some kind of therapeutic support following adoption and too many have struggled to get the help they need in the past. The Fund will enable them to access the services they need more easily in future. Who […]

Adopt South West - a new partnership of Devon Adoption agencies

Adopt South West is the new partnership of Devon Adoption agencies launched by Michael Caines MBE

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Today, Michelin-starred, celebrity chef, Michael Caines, MBE, is announcing the launch of a unique partnership of adoption agencies based in Devon, Adopt South West. The new partnership includes the adoption agencies of Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and charities Barnardo’s and Families for Children. Adopt South West, who are committed to finding […]

Clare Grogan talks about adopting

Actress Clare Grogan talks about adopting

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In a recent article published by the Express Newspaper, actress Clare Grogan talks about what it’s like to adopt and admits that it is a lot tougher than she had expected. The article, by Simon Button tells Clare’s story beautifully and highlights the emotional roller coaster of adopting a child. CLARE’S STORY… AFTER miscarriages and IVF […]

Highest adoption increase since 1992 in England

Highest Adoption rates in England since 1992

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The latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE) show that there were more adopters in England during 2014 than any time since 1992. The DfE noted that 5,050 ‘looked after children’ were adopted during 2014. This represents a 26% increase on 2013 and a 58% increase since 2010. This is a huge improvement, which […]

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 […]

Families for Children - The neuroscience of adoption and fostering training symposium with Margot Sunderland on 15th May 2015 at Dartington Hall.

The Neuroscience of Fostering and Adoption training event 15th May 2015, with Margot Sunderland at Dartington Hall.

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Families for Children Adoption are delighted to be hosting a training symposium with Dr Margot Sunderland on Friday 15 May 2015 at Dartington Hall, Dartington, Devon on The Neuroscience of Fostering and Adoption. Dr Margot Sunderland is the author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health including The Science of Parenting.   She […]

 
 
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