The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has announced that it has closed and that some of its functions have transferred to children’s charity and adoption and fostering agency, Coram, and to a new entity, CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy.

CoramBAAF will continue to operate as an independent membership organisation for agencies and individuals in the UK, and the following functions will be provided by CoramBAAF: research, policy and development; membership administration; professional advice and professional development ; publications; the National Adoption Register for England, the Independent Review Mechanism (England); National Adoption Week, and the Adoption Activity Days. The magazine Be My Parent has closed.

The Scottish Government has transferred the work of Scotland’s Adoption Register and funded a national adopter information helpline for Scotland to St Andrew’s Children’s Society today.  BAAF Northern Ireland and BAAF Wales will continue to trade on a limited basis for a brief period to allow consideration of options to transfer some services and staff to an alternative provider. For more information go to www.baaf.org.uk

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