Here we feature news stories related to adoption and upcoming PAC events
DfE News Release - New 'Passport to Support' for adopters
From 03 May 2013 adopters will be able to see exactly what support is available for them and their child with the new Adoption Passport: A Support Guide for Adopters. The Passport sets out the support services adopters can expect from local authorities. It coincides with research published today which shows access to adoption support varies across local authorities.
Kinship Care conference & awards
PAC is proud to be sponsoring the Social Worker of the Year Award in the inaugural Kinship Care Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of kinship carers and those who work in the field and form part of a major kinship care conference being hosted by Grandparents Plus on Thursday 6 June.
Support Mark's Marathon Challenge!
Despite an injury sustained in training, first time marathon runner Mark Blake completed the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 14 April, raising over £800 in sponsorship for PAC!
New UK study shows children adopted by same-sex couples thriving
Research into adoptive families headed by same-sex couples paints a positive picture of relationships and wellbeing in these new families. The study, which was carried out by Cambridge University, suggests that adoptive families with gay fathers might be faring particularly well.
LGBT people should be encouraged to consider fostering and adoption, says Government Adoption Advisor
Sir Martin Narey said: "There is clearly scope for more LGBT people to provide safe, loving homes for children. I have seen how LGBT people, who tend to come to adoption or fostering as their first choice for becoming parents, bring a particular determination and enthusiasm to it. They find themselves parenting some of our most damaged children, do so with overwhelming success, and many more gay adopters need to be encouraged to come forward."
PAC Annual Review 2011-12
Download PAC’s 2011/12 Annual Review, featuring highlights of the previous year, new developments in our service and case studies of some of the families and individuals we have worked with.
ImPACt e-newsletter Archive
Read PAC’s April 2013 ImPACt e- newsletter as well as our previous e-newsletters here! In this month's edition: PAC champions adoption support in government debate; Afternoon tea with PAC at the House of Lords, Mark's maiden marathon; Kinship Care conference and awards; Forthcoming PAC training events... and more!
PAC and the North London Adoption & Fostering Consortium
The North London Adoption and Fostering Consortium (NLAFC) is a partnership of five local authority adoption agencies (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington). PAC provides free face-to-face counselling at venues in Barnet, Kentish Town and Enfield for residents of the above areas who have a personal or professional involvement in adoption or permanent care.
New Enfield Birth Mother Drop In
Women resident in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey,Camden or Islington who have lost children to adoption can meet other birth mothers to talk through their feelings at one of two regular drop-ins hosted by PAC.