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 […]

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 […]

It’s National Adoption Week!

October 14, 2019

It’s National Adoption Week! 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 2019 begins today and runs until Sunday 20th October. This year’s campaign will focus on the […]

SFCS celebrates 150 years!

October 09, 2019

This weekend, SFCS held a special party to celebrate its 150th anniversary.  Over 100 people filled our Family Centre, including 37 children. It was wonderful to see so many of our families there. Ark Farm were with us throughout the afternoon, and brought some special farmyard visitors to meet the children. We were also joined […]

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 […]

NAW 2018 – What makes a good adopter?

September 12, 2018

It seems impossible, but National Adoption Week is just a month away! That means that adoption agencies like us are gearing up 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 […]

SFCS offers an alternative route to adoption

June 20, 2018

Are you interested in exploring a different route to adoption? St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS) is now able to offer an alternative route to adoption. Through The Triangle Project, SFCS can now offer early permanence placements for vulnerable children and babies. Early permanence is the term given to placements intended to speed up a child’s journey through […]

GDPR: Protecting your data

April 04, 2018

You may be aware that new data protection laws are coming into force in May 2018. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) marks a big change to current laws and is designed to offer the consumer as much protection as possible.  As a responsible organisation, we will be making sure we comply fully with the new […]

OBE for Graham

January 02, 2018

SFCS is delighted to begin the New Year with good news!  We are happy to announce that Graham Pellew, the Chair of our Adoption Panel, has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Graham is the Independent Chair of our Adoption Panel and has just been awarded an OBE for his services to […]