On 11 January 2021 Children’s Minister Vicky Ford confirmed funding for the Adoption Support Fund will be continuing for the next financial year of 2021-22.
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Published: 24 March 2020
These are truly frightening times for all of us and may be more scary for some adoptive families. The huge changes that have been made to keep families safe may be unsettling for some children and it may be difficult for parents to reassure them when they too are worried.
Published: 16 January 2020
From: Adoption UK
Children’s Minister Michelle Donelan has written to all Directors of Children’s Services expressing concern about falling numbers of adoptions and confirming that adoption will be a priority for the new government, as a route to permanence for children in care.
The letter states:
‘We are determined to […]
£45 million boost to help adoptive families adjust to their new lives together.
Thousands more children in care are set to benefit from stable, loving families following a £45 million […]
Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2018 to 2019 has been published by the Department for Education.
The number of children looked after continue to rise…
Children looked after in England (including adoption), year ending 31 March baseline statistics are listed below:
The number of children […]
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announces further funding to support adopted children and their families.
Adoptive families and children are set to benefit from a multi-million pound investment into programmes aimed at helping them overcome past trauma, the Education Secretary announced in a speech today.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson announced further funding for the […]
Michelle Donelan has been appointed caretaker Children and Families Minister as recently appointed minister, Kemi Badenoch, begins her maternity leave.
Ms Donelan, the MP for Chippenham, was appointment just five weeks after Badenoch landed the role in the Prime Minister’s summer reshuffle.
A skills minister was not appointed in the recent reshuffle and […]
Kemi Badenoch has been appointed Children and Families Minister as part of the new Prime Ministers’ drastic reshuffle.
The Saffron Waldon MP was appointed following Nadhim Zahawi’s move to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, after approximately 18 months in the role. Mr Zahawi said the new minister will be “a […]
A cross-party group of MPs and Peers is calling on the next Prime Minister to make a ten-year commitment to funding vital support services for adoptive and special guardianship families, up until 2030.
The Government, to date, has invested nearly £150 million on the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) over the last five years, […]
A cross-party group of MPs and Peers has opened an inquiry into the future of post-adoption support in England. The inquiry will consider the running of the ASF so far and is expected to call on the government to make a long-term commitment to funding therapeutic support for adoptive families.
News from casa
- Children’s Minister Vicky Ford announces one-year extension to the Adoption Support Fund
- Support from CASA members during COVID-19 pandemic
- Children’s Minister confirms adoption is priority for new government
- DfE press release – More funding to boost adoption support
- DfE National Statistics – Children looked after in England including adoption: 2018 to 2019