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


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 […]

CVAA Practice Event: Achieving Equality of Outcomes for Children Awaiting Permanence, December 2017 Tuesday 19 December 2017

This December CVAA brought together VAA adoption practice managers to discuss how we can best achieve equality of outcomes for all children awaiting permanence. We looked at what the data tells us about the types of children currently awaiting permanence, and what their journeys look like, and Dr Matt Woolgar built on this by presenting the specific challenges faced […]