The Diversity Project

The SFCS Diversity Project focuses on those children who wait longest in the care system before they find adoptive families.

Children who wait - siblings

 

SFCS is entirely committed to finding families for those children who are sadly deemed ‘hard to place’. In 2015-16, around 90% of the children we placed with new families fell into this category.

The children who typically wait longest in the care system are:

  • Sibling groups of two or more children
  • Children aged over four years
  • Children with physical disabilities
  • Children with additional special needs
  • Children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

The Diversity Project actively encourages adopters to put aside any preconceptions they may have and consider whether they could provide a loving home for these children.

As well as increasing the profile of children in these categories, the Diversity Project will offer additional specialist support to those who adopt a ‘hard to place’ child through SFCS.

Don’t rule out a child because you think they will be ‘difficult’ to care for.  Talk to us first – we’re here to help and support you.

Diversity - little boy in grass
To find out more about adopting a child through SFCS, visit our Adoption Connections page.  Or complete our Adoption Enquiry Form to begin your journey – no pressure, no obligation.
“The agency has a very good history of low disruption rates and this is a good indication that quality of the support services provided is excellent. It also indicates that prospective adopters’ preparation and assessment is consistently of a high standard, meaning they are well placed to parent children who often come to them with very complex needs.” Ofsted, Autumn 2012

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Sibling groups of two or more children
Children aged over four years
Children with disabilities or additional special needs
Children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds