CVAAConsortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies.

CVAA is a membership organisation for voluntary adoption agencies. We work to ensure our member agencies are enabled to deliver services of excellence to children, adoptive families, and all those considering adoption, or who have been affected by it. Our members provide specialist, high quality adoption services to children and families across the United Kingdom.

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Adoption in the News


A number of media outlets have been covering a story about a couple who claim they have been turned down as adopters because of their cultural heritage.

Wed June, 2017 Read More

ALB Statement on Recent Trends in Adoption


Wed April, 2017 Read More

Joint statement on the interagency fee


CVAA has issued a joint statement on the interagency fee with ADCS and the LGA. Read the full statement here.

Fri January, 2017 Read More

Concurrent Planning: When the child is returned home.


Some of the member adoption agencies of CVAA offer concurrent planning where an adopter is also approved as foster carer. But what is it like when the child in care is returned to its birth family?

Fri October, 2016 Read More

National Statistics: Number of adoptions in England 2015-16


Last week Department for Education released data of looked after children in England including numbers for adoptions for the year April 2015- March 16.

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Call for evidence: Scoping study for a new national family justice observatory


There is a general consensus that improvements need to be made to enhance the use of research evidence in the family justice system.

Mon August, 2016 Read More

Press release from Government: ministerial and government appointments


On 17 July 2016 the English Government announced the new ministerial and government appointments in a press release. This comes after last week’s appointment of the new Prime Minister Theresa May.

Tue July, 2016 Read More

Quality Standards Advisory Committee 14 July 2016


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has opened the public registration facility to observe the committee meeting for children’s attachment.

Fri June, 2016 Read More

NICE: Children’s Attachment Consultation Now Open


Consultation is now open on the draft children’s attachment quality standard.

Mon May, 2016 Read More

NICE – Dates for the Children’s Attachment Standard Consultation


The Quality Standard Consultation for Children’s Attachment will run from 23rd May to 21st June 2016.

Tue April, 2016 Read More