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New partnership with Home for Good

January 14, 2019

St. Francis’ Children’s Society is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Home for Good, as part of their Pathway to Adoption scheme. The Home for Good initiative was launched in early 2013 as a campaign with the aim of making fostering and adoption a significant part of the life and ministry of the Church in […]

Pupil Premium for adopted children

January 07, 2019

We’d like to take this last opportunity to remind our adopters to claim the Pupil Premium allowance for their school-age children – the deadline is approaching fast! 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 or Child Arrangements Order / Residence Order […]

Thank you to our supporters!

January 04, 2019

As 2019 begins, it’s a great opportunity to look back on 2018 and say a huge thank you to everyone who donated, raised funds and otherwise supported us last year.   January – March The year began with a love-themed concert at Woolstone Community Centre in February, kindly organised by Pat Hodges. The event raised […]

Info events in January 2019

December 21, 2018

Christmas is just around the corner, and SFCS has hosted its last adoption information event of 2018. However, we’ll be straight back in the saddle in January 2019, with three information events for you to choose from throughout the month! Our first event will be an evening event, taking place on Wednesday 9th January between 6.30pm and […]

Christmas opening hours

December 17, 2018

The SFCS office will close for the Christmas break at 4.30pm on Friday 21st December, and will re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2018. If you call the office during this period, you will hear the answerphone, and you are more than welcome to leave a message.  A duty social worker will be picking […]

Join us for our last info event of 2018!

November 30, 2018

We’re offering one final opportunity to pay us a visit and find out more about adoption in 2018! We hope you will be able to join us at our Milton Keynes office on Saturday 8th December between 10.30am – 12 noon.  Full details of the event can be found here. Our regular adoption information events are open to anyone who may […]

SFCS supports Anti-Bullying Week

November 12, 2018

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and SFCS is proud to be an official supporter of the campaign. The theme this year is #ChooseRespect. The Anti-Bullying Alliance website says: “Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying […]

Kate a finalist at NAW Awards

October 17, 2018

Huge congratulations to our Consultant Social Worker, Kate Garside, who was a short-listed finalist at the National Adoption Week Awards. Kate made the final three in the Adoption Support Practitioner of the Year category at the awards ceremony which took place at the Foundling Museum in London last night, Tuesday 16th October. The awards were presented […]

SFCS celebrates National Adoption Week 2018

October 12, 2018

It seems impossible, but National Adoption Week begins on Monday!  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 2018 takes place between Monday 15th – Sunday 21st October, and […]

Join us for Let’s Eat!

October 05, 2018

It’s October, it’s getting cold outside and National Adoption Week is just around the corner… so it must be time for the annual SFCS Let’s Eat! campaign. At St. Francis’ Children’s Society, we know how important getting together with your friends and family is. This campaign allows you to celebrate family and friendship whilst raising […]