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Thank you to our sky divers!

June 08, 2015

SFCS would like to send a very special ‘thank you’ to some fantastic fundraisers. On Saturday 2nd May, ‘Team Santander’ completed a Sky Dive to raise much-needed funds for SFCS. The aim was to raise £2,500 for SFCS, but they smashed that target by raising a staggering £5215! The team comprised Andy Watt, Nathan Jakes, […]

SFCS Adopter Conference taking shape

June 01, 2015

SFCS is pleased to announce further details of our annual adopter conference, which is supported by Milton Keynes Council. The conference takes place on Saturday 21st November at The Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes. Entitled ‘Taming the Tiger – Emotional regulation for children with complex trauma’, the day will be divided into four parts: Put your […]

Half term fun for SFCS families!

May 29, 2015

Earlier this week, SFCS took a number of our adoptive families to Pirate Island Golf in Milton Keynes. The weather was kind as a group of our adopted children tackled a range of obstacles – including  waterfalls, cannons, a giant pirate ship… and a scary crocodile!  While the children grabbed their clubs and hit the […]

Happy Birthday to the SFCS Family Centre!

May 08, 2015

It hardly seems possible, but a year ago today we officially opened the doors to our brand new, purpose-built Family Centre. Around 70 people joined us for the official opening, including adoptive families, representatives of local authorities and other adoption services, SFCS fundraisers and donors, and the local mayor. The Centre was officially opened by […]

Adoption Support Fund available now

May 01, 2015

We’re officially into the month of May, so we’d like to take this opportunity to remind our adoptive families to take advantage of a new government fund for Adoption Support which is being rolled out across the country as of today. The new £19.3 million Adoption Support Fund will help pay for essential therapeutic services […]

Adoption Link – new resources for adopters

April 30, 2015

Great news in the adoption sector, as a new Adoption Link website is launched. The new website includes some great new support features for both prospective adopters and existing adoptive families. Adoptive families in the UK can register with the site, free of charge, to connect with other adopters in their local area and build […]

Our fundraising heroes!

April 27, 2015

SFCS is delighted to once again publicise the (frankly rather crazy) exploits of a wonderful group of people. This coming Saturday, Team Santander will be completing a Sky Dive with the aim of raising £2,500 for SFCS.  The team comprises Andy Watt, Nathan Jakes, Simon Masih, Angel Sainz de la Cruz, Adam Spencer and Dipen […]

SFCS Easter Egg Hunt

April 08, 2015

The SFCS Family Centre was buzzing earlier today, as we welcomed our adoptive families to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! We were delighted to see around 60 parents and children roaming the Family Centre garden, hunting for Easter eggs in the sunshine. As well as the all-important egg hunt, the children took […]

SFCS staff trained in Theraplay

March 20, 2015

Last week, ten members of the SFCS social work team underwent four days of training in Theraplay®.  The training looked at a wide range of Theraplay techniques, as well as the Marschak Interaction Method. Theraplay is a structured play therapy for children and their parents, which aims to enhance attachment and self-esteem, as well as […]

Government funding for Adoption Support

March 06, 2015

SFCS is urging its adoptive families to take advantage of a new government fund for Adoption Support. The new £19.3 million Adoption Support Fund will help pay for essential therapeutic services for adoptive families, as and when they need it. The scheme has been piloted across ten local authorities during the past eight months, and […]