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Get fit for SFCS

January 15, 2021

As we settle into 2021, many people will be making progress with their New Year’s Resolutions. On 1st January, countless people will have set fitness goals for themselves for the months ahead.  Perhaps you want to run a certain number of miles in January.  Maybe you’re planning to walk a certain number of steps every day.  […]


Resources for adoptive families during lockdown

January 11, 2021

Coronavirus is having a huge impact on everyone in the UK.  We now find ourselves in a third national lockdown, and we are once again being asked to make dramatic changes to the way we live our lives. We know that social distancing, self-isolation and the rules against households mixing will put pressure on many […]


SFCS: Review of 2020

January 06, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on what has been a 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. As lockdown began in March 2020, some SFCS staff […]


Christmas Greetings from us to you

December 23, 2020

We’d like to wish all of our friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas. We know it’s going to be very different this year, and some families in our region will find the restrictions really challenging. But our thoughts are with you all, and we hope you can still find some peace and joy this […]


Christmas opening hours

December 16, 2020

The SFCS office will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December, and will re-open at 9am on Monday 4th January 2021. If you call the office during this period you will hear the answerphone, and you are more than welcome to leave a message. On the working days during this period […]


Count down to Christmas with SFCS

December 09, 2020

There’s no escaping it – Christmas is on its way! This December, we’re paying homage to the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ by sharing ‘The 12 Stories of Adoption’ on our social media pages. Our wonderful adopters’ stories prove that there’s no such thing as a typical adopter or a typical adoption journey.  Throughout […]


Pupil Premium for adopted children

December 07, 2020

As we head towards the end of another school term, 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 […]


Giving Tuesday 2020

November 30, 2020

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! The Giving Tuesday campaign began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after the well-known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) with the key aim of encouraging people to think of others […]


Become an #XmasPartyHero!

November 18, 2020

Sadly, staff Christmas parties will be out of the question for many companies this year. But you can spread some good cheer and become an #XmasPartyHero by donating your Christmas party budget to charity. Xmas Party Heroes are a movement looking to ensure that unspent party and entertaining budgets are put to charitable use this […]


Support SFCS while doing your Christmas shopping

November 15, 2020

In the current climate, it’s likely that many people will do their Christmas shopping online this year. But did you know you can spread some good cheer and raise funds for SFCS while you shop online, and it won’t cost you a penny. As a registered charity, SFCS relies on donations and fundraising efforts to […]