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CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy is the leading membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care by supporting the agencies and professionals who work with them.


CoramBAAF urges Parliamentarians to reject Clause 15 of the Children and Social Work Bill

CoramBAAF has set out its opposition to proposals that could see Clause 15 of the Children and Social Work Bill used to disband adoption and fostering panels and relax the assessment process for children being placed with family and friends foster carers.

Full details are provided in the CoramBAAF Briefing.


“Foster care's critical role in providing secure and stable family life for the majority of children in the care needs more recognition”

John Simmonds, OBE Director of Policy, Research and Development at CoramBAAF comments on the Queen's speech.

Read the rest of the statement here

Training, conferences and consultancy

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We publish a range of highly respected expert publications for social workers, adopters, foster carers, children, adopted adults, academics, students and the wider children’s workforce.


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We are here to provide expert advice and resources to support the work of our members, including social workers and other professionals.Find out how we can help give you a more subtle understanding of the issues, the developments, the debates, and help make better lives for children

Adoption Activity Days

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We run events across England where prospective adopters have the opportunity to meet children, who need adoptive placements, in a safe and supported environment.

Find out more about Adoption Activity Days, where just one day can change a life.