Worrying About Birth Family

In this featured blog post, one of Scottish Adoption's 'Quaran'-Teen Ambassadors reflects on their relationship with their birth mother and worries that have been heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

CVAA announces new Chair of Trustees, Andrew Webb

Andrew Webb, previously DCS in Stockport and Chair of Research in Practice, and current Nuffield Family Justice Observatory Board member, has begun his tenure as Independent Chair of CVAA. Read more

#KinshipCareWeek 2020: Celebrating the kinship community

#KinshipCareWeek runs from 5-11 October this year, and is a chance for every #ProudKinshipCarer and #ProudKinshipFamily to share their experiences, raise awareness, and celebrate what they do for their children. Read more

I See Me

Chloe, 17, is a Scottish Adoption Teen Ambassador. In this featured blog post, she reflects on the journey of finding her identity and her voice. Read more

10 Top Tips: Presenting a CVAA Webinar

Hear from Julie Hogan and Kate Knowles of the Concurrent Planning Service about how to successfully run a CVAA Practice Programme webinar. Read more

Adopting Together: Imagine where you could take them

The first ever national campaign has launched to encourage more people across Wales to consider adoption. Read more

#YouCanAdopt: National campaign to find more adoptive families

Adoption has changed to be open, thoughtful, supportive and fair. The chances are, if you want to, #YouCanAdopt. Read more

What next for the Adoption Support Fund?

With the Comprehensive Spending Review and long-awaited Care Review on the horizon, the government should seize this opportunity to improve support for adoptive and special guardian families. Read more

Charities respond to Chancellors announcement of £750 million fund

CVAA and other charities respond to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's 8 April announcement of £750 million in funding for the voluntary sector to confront the coronavirus. Read more

Thinking about adoption? VAAs are here for you.

Find out how VAAs have adapted their practice to ensure that you can start your adoption journey today. Read more

Responding to the coronavirus

What is CVAA doing to support members through the challenges and business risks brought about by the coronavirus? Read more

10 Facts to Celebrate LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week

10 facts celebrating New Family Social's LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week. Read more

#CareDay20: Celebrating care-experienced people and #Reimagining the care system

Care Day is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience, with this year’s theme focussed on #Reimagining the care system. Read more

Scottish Independent Care Review publishes final reports

Every child who experiences the care system in Scotland should be able to say, ‘We grow up loved, safe, and respected so that we realise our full potential.’ Read more

Minister for Children and Families (England) strengthens new government’s commitment to children and adoption

The Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Donelan MP, has written to all local authorities (LAs) to ensure that they are considering adoption and welcoming prospective adopters. Read more

VAAs make 24% of placements in 2018/19

The Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB) has published data on the adoption system up to 31 March 2019. Read more

CVAA welcomes announcement of further funding for adoption support and recruitment

CVAA welcomes the government's announcement of a further £45 million for Adoption Support Fund and £1+ million to support cross-sector adopter recruitment. Read more

#ChildrenAtTheHeart - 140+ organisations call on all political parties to put children and young people at the heart of this General Election.

We are joining NCB and over 140 other organisations in calling on all political parties to put children at the heart of this General Election and the next government. Read more

What do the parties’ 2019 general election manifestos have to say about adoption and permanence?

All of the political parties are in full campaigning mode and it can be difficult to make sense of all the information out there, so we’ve cut through the noise to pull out the text from each manifesto which shows where the parties stand on the care system, adoption, permanence, schools and mental health. Read more

Children in care and care leavers’ charity Become publishes ‘A system that cares: A manifesto for care-experienced children and young people’

In the run-up to next month’s general election, children in care and care leavers’ charity Become has published a manifesto that they hope all parties will prioritise in their own manifestos. ‘A system that cares’ asks five major things of the next government. Read more

Practice Programme Recap: Assessing and Matching 30 Oct 2019, Coram, London

Read more about the discussions at our most recent practice programme event. Read more

CVAA Member and Subscriber Benefits - Adoption in Media

CVAA members and subscribers receive a weekly e-bulletin of adoption stories that have recently been featured in the media. Read more