CVAA is the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies, a UK-wide collective of high-quality organisations that aims to increase excellence in the adoption system.

Thinking about adoption?

Voluntary Adoption Agencies (VAAs) have a long history of placing children with adoptive families

The Voluntary Adoption Sector

CVAA are developing a programme of work to support and promote practice excellence in VAAs

CVAA Members

All CVAA members, and professionals working within our member agencies, can gain access to our member’s area


CVAA provides a management and secretariat service to the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board


2017/18 ASGLB data now available Thursday 30 August 2018

The Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 ASGLB data for 2017/18 is now available to download from the CVAA website. The key headlines are: • The number of children waiting at the end of September 2017 was 2550. This is a 4% decrease from June 2017 when there were 2650 children waiting with a placement order not […]

CVAA Practice Event: Exploring Early Permanency, January 2018 Wednesday 7 February 2018

This January CVAA were delighted to be at SSAFA’s London offices exploring early permanency for our final PIF funded Practice Excellence event. We looked at what the data tells us about timelines and the effect of the introduction of early permanence (EP) schemes. Elaine Dibben, CoramBAAF, provided a background to EP and a national perspective across […]