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SFCS: Review of 2020

January 06, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on what has been a challenging year for so many people. But there is also cause for celebration, as we look back on all the positive outcomes we’ve achieved for adopters and vulnerable children. As lockdown began in March 2020, some SFCS staff […]


Christmas Greetings from us to you

December 23, 2020

We’d like to wish all of our friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas. We know it’s going to be very different this year, and some families in our region will find the restrictions really challenging. But our thoughts are with you all, and we hope you can still find some peace and joy this […]


Christmas opening hours

December 16, 2020

The SFCS office will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December, and will re-open at 9am on Monday 4th January 2021. If you call the office during this period you will hear the answerphone, and you are more than welcome to leave a message. On the working days during this period […]


Count down to Christmas with SFCS

December 09, 2020

There’s no escaping it – Christmas is on its way! This December, we’re paying homage to the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ by sharing ‘The 12 Stories of Adoption’ on our social media pages. Our wonderful adopters’ stories prove that there’s no such thing as a typical adopter or a typical adoption journey.  Throughout […]


Giving Tuesday 2020

November 30, 2020

Tomorrow 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 […]


Become an #XmasPartyHero!

November 18, 2020

Sadly, staff Christmas parties will be out of the question for many companies this year. But you can spread some good cheer and become an #XmasPartyHero by donating your Christmas party budget to charity. Xmas Party Heroes are a movement looking to ensure that unspent party and entertaining budgets are put to charitable use this […]


Support SFCS while doing your Christmas shopping

November 15, 2020

In the current climate, it’s likely that many people will do their Christmas shopping online this year. But did you know you can spread some good cheer and raise funds for SFCS while you shop online, and it won’t cost you a penny. As a registered charity, SFCS relies on donations and fundraising efforts to […]


Coronavirus Update – October 2020

October 23, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect us all, we have adapted the way we operate 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 adopters and other service-users.  As […]


NAW 2020: Carol’s story

October 16, 2020

As National Adoption Week continues, we’re delighted to share Carol’s story. Carol is supporting the national campaign, and encouraging more members of the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) community to consider adoption.   Dr Carol Dennis is 58 and from South London. She and her husband adopted 4 year old Kwame two years ago. […]


Gavin Williamson calls for overhaul of ‘overly bureaucratic adoption system’

October 14, 2020

To coincide with National Adoption Week, the DfE have issued a press release, in which Education Secretary Gavin Williamson calls for an overhaul of our ‘overly bureaucratic adoption system’. Source: UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/education-secretary-urges-overhaul-to-adoption-system   An overly bureaucratic system that places too high a burden on parents who want to adopt is making it harder […]