#YouCanAdopt campaign encourages people to consider adopting brothers and sisters

There are 2,030 children waiting to be adopted in England - and groups of siblings wait an average of 135 days longer than individual children. A new nationwide campaign, #YOUCANADOPT, has launched to encourage those considering adoption to think about adopting brothers and sisters together. Read more

These children are waiting - why are you?

A group of VAAs from across the UK have joined forces to find adopters for children who wait the longest. Read more

What does the data tell us about the impact of Covid-19 on adoption?

On 15 January, the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board published the first data on adoption during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ll explore some of what the data tells us, and consider what to look for in the data going forward. Read more

What does CVAA hope to see from the Care Review?

Following the long-awaited announcement of a Care Review for England, we reflect on our priorities for adopted children, young people, adults, and adoptive parents. Read more

VAAs look forward to finding more homes for children in 2021

VAAs are heading into 2021 with extensive experience of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out how to start your adoption journey with a VAA - even during lockdown. Read more

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