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Spotlight on… the SFCS Family Centre

November 04, 2019

This month, we’re shining a ‘spotlight’ on the SFCS Family Centre.  Opened in May 2014, our Family Centre is a purpose-built centre designed to support and nurture adopted children and their families. The Centre is light and inviting, and offers safe and secure spaces where direct work with children, adults and families can be undertaken.  It […]

NAW 2019: Louise & Jake’s story

October 16, 2019

Louise and Jake became parents with the help of SFCS in 2011. Their daughter Jasmine is now 12 years old. They’ve travelled a rocky road, but we’re delighted that they’ve decided to share their experiences for National Adoption Week 2019.   Jake and I had been together for some time when we decided we wanted […]

It’s National Adoption Week!

October 14, 2019

It’s National Adoption Week! Like many other agencies in the UK, SFCS is ready for a week of activity, aiming to raise the profile of adoption and the difference it can make to vulnerable children in care. National Adoption Week 2019 begins today and runs until Sunday 20th October. This year’s campaign will focus on the […]

SFCS celebrates 150 years!

October 09, 2019

This weekend, SFCS held a special party to celebrate its 150th anniversary.  Over 100 people filled our Family Centre, including 37 children. It was wonderful to see so many of our families there. Ark Farm were with us throughout the afternoon, and brought some special farmyard visitors to meet the children. We were also joined […]

Gearing up for National Adoption Week

October 02, 2019

It seems impossible, but National Adoption Week is less than two weeks away! That means that adoption agencies like us are gearing up for a week of activity, aiming to raise the profile of adoption and the difference it can make to vulnerable children in care. National Adoption Week 2019 takes place between Monday 14th […]

SFCS at Pride:MK

September 09, 2019

We are delighted to confirm that we will be attending the Pride:MK festival this Saturday, 14th September 2019! We will be hosting a stand during the day so that festival-goers can come and chat to us about adoption. We will be there to offer loads of information about the adoption process and will be giving out Happy Bags, […]

Pupil Premium for adopted children

September 02, 2019

As the end of the summer holidays approaches and children prepare to return to school, 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 […]

Spotlight on… Adopter training

August 19, 2019

At SFCS, we fully understand that adopting a child is a life-changing decision.  So we wouldn’t dream of sending you on this journey without bags of support and adopter training, so that you feel as fully prepared as possible for what lies ahead. Our adopter training begins almost as soon as you tell us you’d […]

Thanks to Garfield Weston Foundation

July 29, 2019

St. Francis’ Children’s Society are thrilled to have recently received a £30,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation. It costs £548 per day to fund our extensive adoption support services, and the funds we have received from the Garfield Weston Foundation will help to cover the costs of providing these services. Adoption support is available […]

Summer information events

July 17, 2019

The schools have nearly broken up for the year, and many of you will be looking forward to your summer holidays. But SFCS will still be holding information events throughout the summer, for those who want to find out more about adoption. We start this Saturday, 20th July at 10.30am – 12 noon.  This event […]