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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 and say a huge thank you to everyone who donated, raised funds and otherwise supported us in 2018.   January – March The year began with a love-themed concert at Woolstone Community Centre in February, kindly organised by Pat Hodges. The event raised £166, 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 […]

Early permanence with Triangle Project

September 28, 2018

In March 2018 St. Francis’ Children’s Society, in partnership with our colleagues at Adoption Focus, launched the Triangle Project. The Triangle Project enables us to jointly approve adopters as foster carers, meaning that children and babies can be placed at the earliest opportunity with foster carers who could ultimately become their permanent adoptive family. This […]

Saturday Info Events

September 21, 2018

St. Francis’ Children’s Society is now making it easier than ever for you to come and talk to us about adoption! We already host two adoption information events every month – an evening event on the first Wednesday of each month, and a lunchtime drop-in on the third Wednesday of each month. However, we know […]