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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 […]

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 […]

Families for Children adopt a child awareness video featuring celebrity patrons

Families for Children adoption awareness – celebrity video

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There are over 6,000 children waiting to be adopted in the UK. To help highlight the plight of these children, Families for Children have created a ‘Happy Childhood Memories’ campaign video. To add weight to the campaign, the short film features many of the Families for Children celebrity patrons, including actress Caroline Quentin, Michael Caines […]

Fathers day is the best

The perfect gift is Father’s Day.

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Becoming a new dad is the best feeling in the world. Nothing quite prepares you for it, but the rewards are incredibly worth it. Getting to become a dad in the first place though, is not always easy for some. Many men feel that it’s a given that at some point in your life, that […]