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Booking now open for SFCS Annual Conference!

January 23, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for the SFCS Annual Conference 2020. The conference is entitled Siblings: Parenting, Managing and Supporting Families, and our guest speakers for the day are Denise Golding and Zach Gomm. Denise and Zach are certified instructors of The Great Behavior Breakdown by Bryan Post.  Their Live Life and […]

Government issues new adoption advice to councils

January 17, 2020

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Children & Families Minister Michelle Donelan have urged local councils not to shy away from recommending adoption for vulnerable children who are in care. There has been a drop in the number of assessments recommending adoption, and councils have been asked to review their practices to ensure that vulnerable young […]

Pupil Premium for adopted children

January 03, 2020

As the new year begins and children prepare to return to school, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind our adopters that they can claim the Pupil Premium allowance for their school-age children. Children in state-funded education in England who were adopted from care in England and Wales, or who left care under a Special […]

Christmas opening hours

December 16, 2019

The SFCS office will close for the Christmas break at 4.30pm on Friday 20th December, and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020. 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 […]

It’s Giving Tuesday!

December 03, 2019

Today is Giving Tuesday! The Giving Tuesday campaign began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after the well-known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) with the key aim of encouraging people to think of others […]

Count down to Christmas with the SFCS Advent Calendar!

November 27, 2019

December is almost here, and SFCS is getting into the festive spirit. On Sunday 1st December, we’ll be launching our online Advent Calendar!  Why not count down the days until Christmas with SFCS this year? Every day on our Facebook page and Twitter feed, we’ll be posting a new ‘window’ in our advent calendar for our […]

Join us for our last adoption info event of 2019!

November 22, 2019

We’re offering one final opportunity to pay us a visit and find out more about adoption in 2019! We hope you will be able to join us at our Milton Keynes office on Wednesday 4th December between 6.30pm – 8pm for our last adoption information event of 2019. Our regular adoption information events are open to anyone who […]

Support SFCS while you shop online

November 13, 2019

Did you know you can raise funds for SFCS when doing your Christmas shopping online? Sorry. We’ve done it. We’ve mentioned the ‘C’ word! Does the idea of fighting your way down the high street to find Christmas gifts for your family fill you with dread? Do you prefer to avoid the crowds and do […]

Spotlight on… the SFCS Family Centre

November 04, 2019

This month, we’re shining a ‘spotlight’ on the SFCS Family Centre.  Opened in May 2014, our Family Centre is a purpose-built centre designed to support and nurture adopted children and their families. The Centre is light and inviting, and offers safe and secure spaces where direct work with children, adults and families can be undertaken.  It […]

NAW 2019: Louise & Jake’s story

October 16, 2019

Louise and Jake became parents with the help of SFCS in 2011. Their daughter Jasmine is now 12 years old. They’ve travelled a rocky road, but we’re delighted that they’ve decided to share their experiences for National Adoption Week 2019.   Jake and I had been together for some time when we decided we wanted […]