National adoption news

Change to Adoption Support Funding (ASF)

A new name change for the Adoption and special guardianship support fund (ASGSF). The ASGSF model is based on the existing statutory framework for the assessment of adoption support or SGO support needs and the provision of support services.

The Adoption Barometer survey 2024 is now open!

Adoption UK needs your help to build the case for more support. This year there is just one survey, for both adopted people and adopters. Share your views of the past year now!

Cornwall Council adoption service to join Adopt South West

Cornwall Council’s adoption service, which also covers the Isles of Scilly, is to join the Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt South West, from April 2024.

Quality mark recognises best practice by Adopt South West

We have achieved a prestigious status for our work in finding caring families for children in the region.

Adopt South West’s Annual report for 2022 to 2023

Our Annual Report for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 has been published. It provides an overview of our services including adoption support, early permanence, improving adoption services, partnership work, recruitment and

National Adoption Week

Celebrating the generations of adopted people, and the people who support them.

Finding adopters for children who wait the longest for a permanent home 

Children with a disability wait nine months longer to be adopted from care than children without a disability

Update on the Carer’s Leave Bill

Carer’s Leave Bill gains Royal Assent and becomes the Carer’s Leave Act!