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Adopt Thames Valley (includes Reading)

Adopt Thames Valley is a regional adoption agency (RAA) which is a partnership of seven local authorities and three voluntary adoption agencies, working together to recruit and support a range of adoptive families, finding families for children both locally and nationally. Our aim is to…

Barnardo's

Barnardo's is a large national charity that works with local authorities across the UK to provide a broad range of fostering and adoption services, including placements for children with extra needs. Providing tailored solutions to meet local placement needs. Barnado's are committed to improving children's…
BarnardosHead OfficeBarkingsideIlfordEssexIG6 1QG

Brighter Futures for Children - Reading Fostering Service

Brighter Futures for Children are actively looking to recruit foster carers in the local area. For more information on how to become a foster carer please visit their website. Introduction to Foster Care Fostering Things to Consider What Do You Need to be a Foster…
Reading Borough Council, Civic OfficesBridge StreetReadingRG1 2LU

CoramBAAF (formerly BAAF ~ British Association for Adoption & Fostering)

The CoramBAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy is based in London and provides services across the country. CoramBAAF is an independent membership organisation for professionals, foster carers and adopters, and anyone else working with or looking after children in or from care, or adults who have been…
41Brunswick SquareLondonWC1N 1AZ

First 4 Adoption

First4Adoption is the dedicated information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. They give clear and impartial information about adopting.   Their website has helpful information on the adoption process and what it is like to be an adoptive parent. All the information…
49Mecklenburgh SquareLondonWC1N 2QA

Foster Line

Fosterline is a free, confidential helpline and interactive website which is delivered by FosterTalk and funded by the Department of Education for England. Fosterline provides confidential, impartial, advice information and signposting on the broad range of issues of concern to foster carers and those interested…

NYAS Advocacy Service

Do you want to get something stopped, started or changed? An advocate could help you! An advocate is someone who can help you have your wishes and feelings heard. Advocates do not work for Social Services, they are independent. There are lots of reasons why…
Unit 2-4, Tower House, 1Tower RoadBirkenheadCH41 1FF

Parenting Special Children - Adoptive Mum's Support Group

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Parenting Special Children has set up a new support group for adoptive mothers of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma. Research shows that Adopters, especially adoptive mums, face unique challenges in their parenting that are often not understood by well-meaning family and…
The Arcade Building11 Glebe RoadReadingRG2 7AG

Parenting Special Children - Kinship Carers Support Group

Parenting Special Children have set up a support group for family members who are caring for children who cannot be brought up by their birth parents - Grandparents, Aunts or Uncles, Family friends. The support group is a safe and supportive environment to share experiences…
Arcade, 11Glebe RoadReadingRG2 7AG

Parenting Special Children - LAAC Male Carers Support Group

We have set up a new support group for male carers (Adoptive Parents, Foster Carers & Kinship Carers) who are parenting/caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma.
Arcade, 11Glebe RoadReadingRG2 7AG