Next Prime Minister urged to pledge long-term support for traumatised children

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers is calling on the next Prime Minister to make a decade-long commitment to funding vital support services for adoptive and special guardianship families, up until 2030. Read more

Adoption Barometer launched in House of Commons

Politicians, adoptive parents and a range of professionals gathered in Westminster on Tuesday 2 July for the official launch of the Adoption Barometer. Read more

Life chances of adopted children undermined by battle for government support

Adoption UK today publishes The Adoption Barometer revealing that adopted children are twice as likely not to be in employment, education or training (NEET) as their peers, 16% of them have had contact with the criminal justice system and 39% have needed help from mental health services. Read more

Adoption UK Scotland launches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) support service

FASD Hub Scotland is a new service which has been launched today (18 June) by Adoption UK Scotland. Read more

Adoption UK disappointed Domestic Abuse Bill report fails to address CPV

Adoption UK believes an opportunity to secure additional support for adoptive families living with child on parent violence (CPV) has been missed as the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill Joint Committee published its report on the bill today (Friday). Read more

Adoption UK awarded National Lottery funding for cutting edge project to support thousands of adoptive families

The charity Adoption UK has been awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to set up a bold new project that will benefit thousands of families in England, Scotland and Wales. Read more

FASD sufferers 'failed by clinicians' report finds

Sufferers of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are being failed by clinicians according to a new report. Read more

Timpson Review Highlights High Exclusions Rates of Vulnerable Students

The most vulnerable children in our schools are those who are most likely to be excluded - this finding of the long-awaited Timpson review on exclusions from school will be no surprise to those who care for, or work with care-experienced children and young people. Read more

MPs open inquiry into the future of adoption support

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers has opened an inquiry into the future of post-adoption support in England. Read more

Adoptees thank their adoptive mums ahead of Mother’s Day

Adoption UK is publishing extracts from a series of poignant letters, written by adoptees to their Mums, ahead of this year’s Mother’s Day (31st March). Read more

Adoption Support Fund receives short term extension

The Department for Education (DfE) has today announced an extension to the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) beyond its original end date of March 2020. Read more

Charities demand teaching practice reforms to accommodate traumatised children

Adoption UK is leading the call for changes to teaching practice in England so it better reflects the needs of children who have spent time in the care system. Read more

Politicians call for protection of vital adoption support

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers, launched this week, will push for change to ensure adoptive children and families receive the support they need. Read more

Adoption UK wants to hear your views on modern-day adoption

Adoption UK is conducting a survey into adoption in the 21st Century so wants to hear the views of adoptive parents and prospective adopters. Read more