CVAA is the Consortiumof Voluntary Adoption Agencies.

Welcome to the website for the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) UK. Our members provide specialist, high quality adoption services to children and families across the United Kingdom. The CVAA mission is to ensure CVAA 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.

 

Getting help with adoption

If you are interested in adopting our members can work with you to provide the support and guidance you need. We can direct you to a VAA near you and to other resources that can help get you started on your adoption journey. Please click here for more information.

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Working with the Voluntary Sector

We work very closely with local authorities, government, regulators and other partners to deliver the best, most joined-up and high quality services we can. If you would like to find out more about working with the sector please click here.

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About Us

Find out more about who we are, our mission and objectives and how to contact us. We also host the sector wide Adoption Leadership Board (ALB).

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Quality Standards Advisory Committee 14 July 2016

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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

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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

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

Tue April, 2016 Read More

Practice and Improvement Fund open for applications

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Today DfE has launched the first bidding round for the Practice and Improvement Fund that was announced in ‘Adoption – A Vision for Change’. The first round was opened today and the deadline for bids is noon on 3 June.

Wed April, 2016 Read More

Review of post adoption support needed in Wales, says National Assembly Committee

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The National Assembly for Wales Children and Young People and Education Committee has been reviewing the progress made since its inquiry into adoption services in 2012.

Mon April, 2016 Read More

Andrew Christie as new Chair of the Adoption Leadership Board

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Department for Education has announced the new Chair for the Adoption Leadership Board.

Mon April, 2016 Read More

New policy paper from DfE to ensure adoption is pursued when in child’s best interest

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The Department for Education has published the policy paper Adoption: a vision for change.

Thu March, 2016 Read More

NHS England Mental Health report

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The NHS England Mental Health Taskforce has published its report.

Mon February, 2016 Read More

Self-employed review – Recommendations about adopted families

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The Self-Employment Review – An independent report by Julie Deane OBE, was published yesterday.

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Special Guardianship (Amendment) Regulations 2016

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Key changes to the Special Guardianship Regulations 2016.

Mon February, 2016 Read More

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