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CVAA social value of adoption report – media pack 14th December 2022

On Wednesday 14th December CVAA will be publishing a new report commissioned by Sonnet Advisory & Impact into the social value of adoption, entitled: A home for me? A comparative review of the value of different forms of permanence for children – Adoption, SGOs and Fostering. This is an important piece of analysis revealing the billions of savings each year across England, Wales and Scotland as a result of children in public care being adopted, in addition to the better health, education and employment outcomes for adopted children compared to those in alternative permanent arrangements.

CVAA will be sending the release to national press (mainstream and trade) and sharing with policy stakeholders in each nation (e.g. governments, strategic bodies, charities). We would however love your support in disseminating the findings locally. Here are some suggestions of actions VAAs can take to use and share the report and its findings:

  • Share the press release and report with local media, making it very clear if the release / report is sent under embargo.
  • Share the findings on social media – CVAA will be tweeting about it if you want to retweet our posts. As the audience on VAA social media platforms will be mainly adopters, we’d suggest focusing on the findings about better outcomes for children (summarised on p62-65), as well as the benefits of adopting through VAAs (p55-57) rather than the financial figures.
  • Arrange interviews between local press and VAA spokespeople if possible. We will be sending through a ‘crib sheet’ for spokespeople and an FAQ document answering difficult questions shortly. Andrew Webb (CVAA Chair), Natausha van Vliet (PACT) and Jim Clifford (Sonnet) have all agreed to help with interviews but local VAA leads may be better for local press.
  • Disseminate the report and findings to colleagues across the sector as and when opportunities arise.


Final report

National press release

FAQ document – detailing possible questions we might get asked, with suggested answers

Data crib sheet

Infographics – here and here