For primary and secondary schools, School Membership provides your teachers with the information, resources and training they need to best support adopted and fostered children in school.

Fewer than half of adopted children reach expected levels at KS2 and fewer than one in four secure five good GCSEs (including English and Maths) and children in foster care are five times more likely than their peers to receive a fixed period exclusion.

Understanding why children who have experienced loss, trauma, abuse or neglect may behave in a certain way, what triggers this behaviour and how best to support them, can have a positive effect on everyone's experience in the classroom. Knowing how best to support adopted and fostered children in school also, vitally, gives these children an equal chance to succeed in school.

As a School Member you'll benefit from:

  • Our bi-monthly members' magazine, Adoption Today
  • Factsheets and resources on key issues and specialist subjects
  • Discounts on workshops, training courses and conferences
  • Access to the Adoption UK helpline
  • Access to an online members' area and forum
  • Use of our lending library
  • Opportunities to contribute to research and campaigns
  • A quarterly update on our campaigning activities
  • An annual review of our work and impact
One-year membership £225
Two-year membership £400
Three-year membership £540

How to join

Download the joining forms

Alternatively, please call us on 01295 752240 to join over the telephone

Need more information?

To find out more about Adoption UK School Membership, get in touch by emailing [email protected]