We’re determined that every adoptive and kinship care family will get the right support at the right time for the children they love.

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The Adoption Process

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Our weekly virtual meet ups & expert webinars are packed full of information, experience & knowledge.


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News and blog posts

  • AUK Scotland calls for apology over forced adoptions

    An estimated 60,000 women were forced to give up their babies in the 50s, 60s and 70s because they were not married. Read more

  • Fixing the whole Jenga tower

    As you will probably be aware, we are in the middle of a “once in a generation” review of children’s social care in England, looking at how to mould our children’s support, safeguarding and care services into a better shape. Read more

  • Adopting siblings apart

    When you are approached to adopt a sibling, what are the factors you need to consider, what happens when you make your decision and is there a right time or a wrong time to add to your family? Read more

  • Pupil Premium Funding - an update

    In December 2020 the DfE announced changes to the way pupil premium funding will be allocated. Our new blog looks at the far-reaching implications for schools in England and the pupils. Read more

  • Volunteering Week Q&A

    In celebration of Volunteering Week 2021, we caught up with two of our amazing volunteers – Aimee and Molly – to give us the lowdown on how they work with us and what it means to them to volunteer. Read more

  • The Covid catch up plan - our response

    We respond to the Department for Education's catch-up plan and explain why we think there is so much more that could have been learned from the lockdown experience: Read more