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SFCS kids get arty!

August 03, 2020

Last month, SFCS enlisted the help of Brush Party UK to host a special online painting party for some of our families – and the results are fantastic! This special event was completely free of charge for our adoptive families, as it was funded by BBC Children in Need. In the week before the event took place, […]

Coronavirus Update

July 17, 2020

Following advice issued by the UK government, SFCS have made some changes to the way we operate for the time being, to protect our staff and all the clients, adopters and families we work with. Please be assured, we are still welcoming new adoption enquiries and providing high-quality services and support to all of our […]

REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Nicola, Steven & Lucy

June 28, 2020

Nicola and Steven became parents when they adopted their daughter Lucy with the help of SFCS.* Here, they share the joys of welcoming their child into their family. *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Following several years of not being able to conceive and deciding not to take the IVF route, we […]

Still seeking families for children in care

June 15, 2020

St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS) are urging people who are considering adoption to come forward, as they continue to welcome adoption enquiries despite current lockdown restrictions. Alison Miller, CEO of St. Francis’ Children’s Society says, “Although the country is in lockdown, around 3,000 children are still in care, waiting to find their forever homes. In […]

Resources for adoptive families during Coronavirus – UPDATED

June 10, 2020

Coronavirus is having an impact on everyone in the UK, and we have all been asked to make dramatic changes to the way we live our lives for the time being. We know that social distancing and self-isolation will put pressure on many families, but adoptive families may face additional challenges at such a time. […]

Cost-free ways to support SFCS

June 02, 2020

Did you know, there are several ways you can support SFCS for free? As a registered charity, SFCS relies on donations and fundraising efforts to provide support services to our families.  At a time like this, those support services are more important than ever. Recruiting adopters requires time and resources. Assessing and preparing a family […]

SFCS supports Mental Health Awareness Week

May 18, 2020

Once again, SFCS is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week which begins today, Monday 18th May.  The theme this year is ‘Kindness’. During the past few years, there has been a growing awareness and understanding of the importance of mental health.  But the current global pandemic is really shining a spotlight on the struggles […]

New support services for adopters

May 01, 2020

At this difficult time, we’ve been looking at the various ways we can support our families.  We are delighted that we are now able to offer our families more one-to-one support services, thanks to funding from Children in Need. As some of you may know, many of our family events and activities during the last […]

The ‘I Am Safe’ Project

April 27, 2020

SFCS have launched the ‘I Am Safe’ Project to help our children and their families focus on the positives during what, for many, will be a stressful and troubling time. When the world feels like a scary place, it can be hard to think of happy times. When we feel like this, it can help […]

Join the 2.6 Challenge and support SFCS!

April 22, 2020

You may well have heard about the 2.6 Challenge which has been set up by JustGiving to help support UK charities at this difficult time. We would love it if you could consider supporting SFCS by setting up a fundraiser or making a donation. The 2.6 Challenge is set to launch this Sunday, 26th April, on […]