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


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend a conference in Edinburgh on Monday 19th November to mark the start of Adoption Week Scotland (19th to 24th November 2018).Read more

AUK's chief executive describes rising children in care figures as ‘biggest scandal of our times’

Adoption UK is deeply concerned that the children in care population continues to grow, following the publication of the government’s latest statistics.Read more

Adoption UK responds to MPs' call for national early intervention strategy to transform lives

Adoption UK welcomes the Science & Technology Committee's call for national strategy to tackle the impact of childhood adversity and trauma.Read more

Adoption UK responds to claim that IVF has 'caused a collapse in adoption'

Adoption UK was asked to respond by various media organisations to comments made by Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas in an interview with The Daily Telegraph (published Friday 2nd November) in which he linked the rising success of IVF to a “collapse in adoption”.Read more

Adopters Round Table with the Children's Minister

On 1st November, Adoption UK hosted a round table discussion with the Children and Families Minister and a team adopters and special guardians.Read more

Adoption in the Armed Forces: Forces Radio BFBS - National Adoption Week

Five pre-packaged stories to mark National Adoption Week as broadcast Mon 15th to Fri 19th Oct.Read more

AUK trainer Bob Barnes receives British Empire Medal

Adoption UK trainer Bob Barnes has been presented with the British Empire Medal in a ceremony at Adoption UK's headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire.Read more