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

New digital partnership to tackle the isolation of adoptive parenting

Adoption UK and Link Maker are launching a new digital partnership to help families who are raising some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. Read more

Charity and experts urge rethink on how schools are judged

A new report from Adoption UK recommends that schools should be held to account for the way they support their most vulnerable students, and that school leaders need help to make fundamental changes. Read more

Charity responds to new draft OFSTED framework

Charity supporting some of UK’s most vulnerable children responds to publication of new draft OFSTED framework. Read more

Adoption UK responds to announcement of £12 million investment in support for adoptive families

Thousands more adoptive families and special guardians are set to benefit from additional support after a special fund was increased by £12 million – taking the total investment to £149 million since 2015. Read more

Adoption UK responds to FASD research

Adoption UK responds to research from The University of Bristol and Cardiff University which suggests that women drinking during pregnancy could be causing birth defects in one in six children in the UK. Read more

giffgaff and adoption charity form unique partnership to help vulnerable children

Mobile network giffgaff has joined forces with the charity Adoption UK to help raise funds for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and their families. Read more