BBC News – Finding a Forever Family

January 12, 2022

Watch the video (BBC iPlayer) This 12-minute BBC film on adoption showcases three very different families who have adopted ‘harder to place’ children. These are children who often wait the longest (sibling groups, ethnic minority children and those over 4 years or with experience of significant trauma). These are real families sharing their experience of […]

Stepping Into 2022

January 04, 2022

As we exit 2021, we are conscious that this has been another immensely challenging year for so many people. But there is also cause for celebration, as we look back on all the positive outcomes we’ve achieved for adopters and vulnerable children. The year began with our third lockdown, followed by the 4 step ‘Roadmap’ […]

Covid Update: Oct 2021

October 25, 2021

As we move into the winter period once more, we wanted to update you on how we will continue to work for the time being. Whilst all restrictions are still lifted, we continue to adopt a measured and considered approach to re-opening, like many other organisations in our position. Case numbers are beginning to rise […]

Remember a Charity Week

September 06, 2021

Today marks the start of Remember a Charity Week, and SFCS is taking the opportunity to encourage our friends and supporters to consider leaving a legacy to support vulnerable children and their families in the years to come. Remember A Charity Week raises awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills to good causes across […]

Pupil Premium for adopted children

August 25, 2021

As children and families prepare for a new school year, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind our adopters that they can claim the Pupil Premium allowance for their school-age children. Children in state-funded education in England who were adopted from care in England and Wales, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order […]

Covid Update: July 2021

July 21, 2021

In light of the recent relaxation of Covid restrictions on Monday 19th July, we wanted to update you on how we will be working over the coming weeks. Please be assured, we continue to welcome new adoption enquiries and provide high-quality services and support to all of our adopters and other service-users. Whilst all restrictions have […]

Jennifer’s Story

July 09, 2021

National statistics reveal that black and mixed-heritage children are disproportionately represented in the care system; 14% of the UK population is from a BAME background, but 18% of children waiting for adoption are from these backgrounds. SFCS is actively reaching out to prospective adopters from black, Asian & other ethnic backgrounds to meet this need […]

Adopters from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds needed

July 02, 2021

At a time when national statistics reveal that black and mixed-heritage children are disproportionately represented in the care system, SFCS is supporting the National Adoption Recruitment campaign (#YouCanAdopt) to raise awareness of the need for more adopters from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK. Latest government data shows that 14% of […]

SFCS on air again!

June 28, 2021

On Friday 11th June, our Marketing Officer Vicky and our Fundraiser Anju were on air to chat about the adoption process and the invaluable work SFCS does. We were delighted to be invited to join Thia Cooper on her Stony Radio show, Thia’s Chatty Charity Show.  You can hear the full recording of the show here. […]

Fran’s Story

June 21, 2021

Children from black, Asian & other ethnic backgrounds wait longer in care for adoptive families, through no fault of their own.  Latest figures released by the national #YouCanAdopt campaign reveal that 8% of children in care are from black ethnic groups, but only 2.7% of people approved to adopt in 2018/19 were black. SFCS is […]