FASD is hidden epidemic affecting up to five out of 100 people in UK, charity warns

Today marks International FASD Awareness Day, a condition about which little is known - despite it being thought to be more common than autism.Read more

Home education should not be a last resort

In the week that schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland welcome pupils back for the start of a new year, Adoption UK writes an open letter on behalf of adoptive parents home educating their children.Read more

AUK in Scotland launches Equal Chance campaign

Adopted young people speak out: Adoption UK in Scotland calls for better recognition of the needs of adopted children in schools at the launch of its Equal Chance campaign.Read more

Adopted children do half as well as their peers in GCSEs

As thousands of pupils receive their GCSE results today, the charity Adoption UK warns that adopted children’s grades are likely to be significantly lower than their classmates.Read more

Adoption UK responds to alternative provision funding announcement

Adoption UK welcomes today’s announcement by the Department for Education that it is investing £4 million in a bid to transform the education and outcomes of children in alternative provision.Read more

AUK dismayed at misuse of exclusions

Adoption UK is dismayed at further evidence of the misuse of exclusions to manage England’s most vulnerable children.Read more

Gay dads recognised for adopting children with complex needs

Same sex couple Garry and Kyle Ratcliffe have been awarded an Attitude Pride Award for providing forever homes to their four children with complex needs.Read more

AUK’s Bridging the Gap event review

You never know exactly who’s going to walk through the door when you hold a launch event. Our events in London and Cardiff were both packed with politicians, partner organisations and adoptive families.Read more

School environment is failing adopted children

A report by Adoption UK warns that many adopted children, who have often had traumatic early years, are struggling to cope emotionally at school and are failing academically as a result.Read more

Making membership more rewarding – our gift to you

We are extremely excited to announce a number of new Adoption UK membership benefits which we are providing as a direct result of what YOU told us.Read more

Huge discrepancies in adoption rates in some areas, BBC reports

A news investigation by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme reported that almost one in every 50 children born in Southampton in 2011-2012 was put up for adoption.Read more

Adoption UK trainer Bob Barnes receives British Empire Medal

A former Adoption UK trainer who has trained hundreds of adoptive parents and professional staff for the charity over a 16-year period will receive the British Empire Medal in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Read more

Adoption and Fostering Podcast - Scotland FASD Conference

The Adoption and Fostering Podcast speak to attendees and guest speakers at the recent FASD Conference held by our team in Scotland. Listen now.Read more

FASD conference: 100 pioneers

‘Today has been life changing’. Evie adoptive Mum to child with FASD. ‘I feel 10 times taller.’ Dave, adoptive Dad to child with FASD.Read more