Not all children have an equal start in life. But all children deserve an equal chance at school. For tens of thousands of adopted children in the UK, the reality of school is a daily struggle for survival. Many are failing academically as a result. We have identified significant gaps in understanding, empathy and resources that are preventing adopted children from having an equal chance to succeed at school.

79% of children we surveyed feel routinely ‘confused and worried at school’. Almost 70% of parents surveyed feel their child’s progress in learning is affected by problems with their emotional wellbeing in school.

This has to change. With your help, it can.

Sign the petition and find out who else has signed: click here

READ THE REPORT
To read (and download) our full report click here

 

TALK TO YOUR MP/MSP/AM

Find the person who represents you in parliament and write to them, tweet them, or go and meet them. www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/
http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/100055.aspx 
http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgFindMember.aspx 

Don’t forget to ask them to sign the petition! And let us know how you get on: [email protected] 

TALK TO YOUR SCHOOL

Did you know your school now has a Designated Teacher for adopted children? Find out more here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-teacher-for-looked-after-children
Go and introduce yourself, and take a copy of the report with you.

GET IN TOUCH

Is your school doing a brilliant job? (Or maybe not so good....) Let us know – our campaign is founded on members’ experiences: [email protected]