We are delighted to welcome you to the Bristol Marriott City Centre for the 2022 Adoption UK Annual Conference: The Power of Connections.

In the world of adoption, personal connections are powerful. At this year’s conference we will explore a range of connections, between adopted people, adopters, birth families, other carers and professionals.  There will be expert speakers and inspirational stories, alongside breakout sessions which will take a deeper dive into topics you’ve told us you want to explore. The day will offer time for learning, reflection and building connections. We’d love to see you there.

We're very excited to welcome Beverley Barnett-Jones from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory as our keynote speaker. Sally Donovan also returns to chair the Adopted Persons Panel. Find out more about Beverley, Sally, and our panel participants below.

Meet the speakers

Early bird tickets are on sale until Wednesday 1st June.

Our sponsors

We would like to say a big thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors, who enable us to put on the best possible conference for our delegates.

If you would be interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this year's conference please email [email protected] for more information.

CHROMA was founded in 2013 by a passionate and experienced group of therapists who continue to lead and manage the organisation. CHROMA works with adoptive children and their families, adults and children with brain injuries, local authorities, NHS and private healthcare settings and case managers and their associated legal teams. Working in collaborative partnership with our clients, colleagues, commissioners and communities, we won an Advancing Healthcare Award in 2017, and have continued to gain awards and commendations ever since. With an experienced team of more than 80 art psychotherapists, drama therapists and music therapists across the UK CHROMA offers high-quality therapy services and provides a range of management information to managers and budget-holders. https://wearechroma.com/ 

We are one of the leading publishers in the areas of adoption and fostering, trauma, attachment and parenting. You might also know us for our books on autism, social work, mental health, special education and gender diversity. We are a proud partner of Adoption UK and offer a discount to all their members! Browse our books for professionals, adults and children here: https://uk.jkp.com/


The launch of Adoption West represents an exciting new chapter in how adoption services are provided. Local Authorities in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire have joined together to provide a dedicated adoption service, for the children in these areas awaiting adoptive families.

The aim of this collaboration between authorities is to deliver an adoption service that offers improved outcomes for both children and those who want to adopt. Working together as part of a larger region will help recruit new families more effectively, enable children to move into their permanent homes faster and will improve adoption support services as well as allowing us to share best practice and make our services even better.

As a recently established Adoption Agency, the team at Adoption West are very proud that the recent (January 2022) Ofsted Inspection found them to provide effective services that meet the requirements for good. https://adoptionwest.co.uk/ 


Book a place

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Members' early bird

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Non-members' early bird

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Members' standard

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Non-members' standard

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AUK Volunteers

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