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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 […]

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015

February 27, 2015

Next week is LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015! LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week is run by New Family Social, the UK support group for LGBT adopters and foster carers. During the week, they will be raising the profile of adoption and fostering in the LGBT community, sharing information, and promoting events for Lesbian, Gay, […]

Andy Sawford MP meets SFCS adopters

February 23, 2015

Last Wednesday, 18th February, SFCS welcomed Andy Sawford MP to a special tea party in Corby, where he met some of our adopters and their children.  The event was held to raise awareness of the need to recruit more adopters in the area. Our Adoption Connections service guides and supports prospective adopters through the adoption […]

SFCS hits the road!

February 15, 2015

During the next month, SFCS will be hitting the road to spread the word about adoption across our region. Anyone who knows us will be able to tell you that on the first Wednesday of every month, we hold information evenings at both our Milton Keynes AND Peterborough offices.  These events are well-attended and we’re […]

Three-time BDO World Dart Champion Martin Adams supports SFCS

February 06, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce that three-time BDO World Dart Champion and three-time World Masters Champion Martin Adams will be taking part in a charity event in aid of St. Francis’ Children’s Society. Fresh from his victory at the Dutch Open last weekend, Martin Adams will appear at a special event at the Clay Pipe pub, Appenine […]

SFCS Disco a roaring success

December 08, 2014

On Saturday 6th December, SFCS hosted its annual Christmas Disco for our adoptive families.  Over 40 children brought their families along to the event, which created a fantastic atmosphere! A local DJ provided the music and did a brilliant job of keeping the kids entertained with a fantastic choice of songs and lots of great […]