Big Adoption Day – Adoption Stories

Friday 7 June 2019

June 5th was Big Adoption Day and what better way to celebrate than by hearing the stories of people who have decided to adopt. Throughout the day CVAA Members shared various adoption success stories across their social platforms. Some of these stories are listed below: Family Futures shared Alison’s story; St Francis’ Children’s Society shared […]


Future ASF Funding Arrangements

Thursday 28 March 2019

The Department for Education launched the Adoption Support Fund in May 2015, with a government commitment to continue to fund therapeutic support for families whose children left care through adoption or special guardianship until March 2020.  Funding has increased year on year and the 2019-20 budget is more than double that offered in the first […]


CVAA Members’ Event 2018

Thursday 29 November 2018

The 26th of November saw CVAA host its annual Members’ Event at the Alrington Conference Centre in London. Members attending the event were introduced to CVAA’s new CEO Maggie Jones and were also given the opportunity to listen to and egage with some fantastic speakers. CVAA would like to thank Hugh Thornbery, for providing an update on the […]


Adopting Together from St David’s Children Society provides groundbreaking model for placing priority children

Wednesday 28 November 2018

  The first of its kind, the Adopting Together model offers tailored support to adopters through specialised assessment, training and therapeutic support. 10 of 11 children featured at the first Adopting Together profiling and recruitment event in June were linked with prospective adoptive parents The first placements were made through Adopting Together in October 2018 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]