CVAA meet the Minister

Friday 19 October 2018

CVAA’s Chair, Ray Shostak, and Vice Chair and CEO of After Adoption, Lynn Charlton, had a very productive meeting with the Minister this week. They were able to highlight the expertise within our membership and the valuable work carried out by VAAs, and the crucial role they play in the adoption system. We look forward […]

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Press Release on new CEO for CVAA

Thursday 11 October 2018

The CVAA Trustee Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Jones as the new CEO of CVAA. Maggie joins CVAA from Foundation, a social care and housing charity operating across the North of England and brings a wealth of experience in both leading substantial service delivery organisations and the development of infrastructure support […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CVAA Members’ Event

Monday 20 November 2017

Last week, representatives of 25 voluntary adoption agencies gathered in London for CVAA’s annual members’ meeting. The day’s discussions were opened by Robert Goodwill, Minister of State for Children and Families, who answered members’ questions on the ASF and the regionalisation programme. Delegates also heard from Professor Judy Sebba, Director of the Rees Centre for […]

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CVAA Trustees’ Event

Friday 20 October 2017

This week CVAA held a meeting of members’ trustees at the National Liberal Club in London. Delegates discussed the challenges currently facing the voluntary adoption sector, along with potential opportunities for collaboration. Trustees heard about recent data and trends from CVAA’s CEO, Annie Crombie, and presentations from Jim Brown and Jan Fishwick (PACT) on the […]

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CVAA statement on Adoption UK/BBC Survey

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Adoption can provide a loving stable home to the most vulnerable children in our society and brings much joy to many families. The recent survey carried out with Adoption UK for File on 4 endorsed this: nine out of ten people who responded are glad that they adopted. CVAA recognises the challenges of adoption against […]

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