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News and blog posts

  • Data breaches and children’s privacy

    Social media and adoption was a hot topic in the news last week. Here our Director of Service Delivery provides advice on protecting children's privacy and keeping them safe online. Read more

  • Adoption contact for the digital world

    Our research shows that around a quarter of adopted 13-18 year olds are in touch with their birth family, outside formal contact arrangements. The vast majority have searched via social media, often initiated by the adopted child, more often by a member of their birth family. Read more

  • Working together

    Foster carers can make an incredible difference to children’s lives. They provide nurture and security at a time when the world can seem to be a very frightening place. Read more

  • Empowering our community

    Our CEO, Sue Armstrong Brown sets our our strategy and vision for the next 3 years. Read more

  • Adopting siblings - the AUK view

    Of the 2,030 children waiting to be adopted, almost half are part of a sibling group. The latest #YouCanAdopt campaign, run by adoption agencies in England, launches today and is encouraging more people to come forward to adopt siblings. Read more

  • Lords Committee voices concern over continuation of virtual visits to looked after children

    A House of Lords committee has published a report raising concerns about the length of time social workers will be able to continue to make virtual visits to vulnerable looked after children. Read more