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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 […]

Coronavirus Update – 07.05.20

May 07, 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 […]

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 […]

Resources for adoptive families during the Coronavirus outbreak

April 15, 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. […]


March 04, 2020

Jo and Alex* are a trans couple. They adopted their daughter with the help of SFCS in 2018. We are delighted that they’ve agreed to share their story with us for LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2020. *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Since the early days of our relationship, we […]

LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week

February 24, 2020

LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week begins on Monday 2nd March! More LGBT+ adopters are needed to provide loving, stable homes for vulnerable children in our region. 1 in 7 adoptions in England in 2019 were to same-sex couples, but more than 3,000 children in the UK are still awaiting adoption. LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week […]

Cost-free ways to support SFCS

February 10, 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. Recruiting adopters requires time and resources. Assessing and preparing a family for adoption takes many hours of social work time, then there’s the support services we […]


January 31, 2020

Helen and Rob* became parents in 2018, when they adopted their son Dylan* with the help of SFCS. We’re so grateful to them for sharing their adoption story… * Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Our journey to having a family was not as smooth as we had always assumed it would […]