Meet Sue!

May 13, 2022

The adoption process is often seen as a triangle, with each corner representing a different party who is affected; birth parents; adoptive parents; the child, or children, involved. At SFCS we support all three groups, with certain members of our team specialising in offering the appropriate support to each.   So, without further ado… meet […]


Resources for adoptive families during lockdown

January 11, 2021

Coronavirus is having a huge impact on everyone in the UK.  We now find ourselves in a third national lockdown, and we are once again being asked to make dramatic changes to the way we live our lives. We know that social distancing, self-isolation and the rules against households mixing will put pressure on many […]


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 […]


SFCS kids get arty!

August 03, 2020

Last month, SFCS enlisted the help of Brush Party UK to host a special online painting party for some of our families – and the results are fantastic! This special event was completely free of charge for our adoptive families, as it was funded by BBC Children in Need. In the week before the event took place, […]


SFCS supports Mental Health Awareness Week

May 18, 2020

Once again, SFCS is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Week which begins today, Monday 18th May.  The theme this year is ‘Kindness’. During the past few years, there has been a growing awareness and understanding of the importance of mental health.  But the current global pandemic is really shining a spotlight on the struggles […]


New support services for adopters

May 01, 2020

At this difficult time, we’ve been looking at the various ways we can support our families.  We are delighted that we are now able to offer our families more one-to-one support services, thanks to funding from Children in Need. As some of you may know, many of our family events and activities during the last […]


The ‘I Am Safe’ Project

April 27, 2020

SFCS have launched the ‘I Am Safe’ Project to help our children and their families focus on the positives during what, for many, will be a stressful and troubling time. When the world feels like a scary place, it can be hard to think of happy times. When we feel like this, it can help […]


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 […]


Spotlight on… Adopter training

August 19, 2019

At SFCS, we fully understand that adopting a child is a life-changing decision.  So we wouldn’t dream of sending you on this journey without bags of support and adopter training, so that you feel as fully prepared as possible for what lies ahead. Our adopter training begins almost as soon as you tell us you’d […]


Spotlight on… One-to-one adoption support

May 14, 2018

Welcome to our web series, ‘Spotlight on…’. Each month, we go into more detail about one of our valuable services, to give you a real flavour of the work we do at SFCS and the support we can offer to anyone touched by adoption. This month, we’re looking at the range of one-to-one adoption support […]