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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Concurrent Planning: When the child is returned home.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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