The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (also known as BAAF) has closed with immediate effect.  According to Caroline Selkirk, CEO of BAAF, this is due to “significant changes and prevailing economic conditions”. Some of the charity’s functions will now be carried out by the UK’s oldest children’s charity Coram and by an entirely new body…

The Family Rights Group are a charity who aim to promote the well-being of children and families and are currently celebrating their 40th year. The charity was formed in response to the injustices experienced by many parents involved with social services (now known as children’s services) and the unnecessary separation of children from their families….

Who are they? Rights of Women are a voluntary organisation which aims to empower women to access their legal rights. The organisation was founded in 1975 and gives advice on a wide range of legal issues such as family law, divorce and relationship breakdown, children and contact issues, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, discrimination…

Coram has been creating better chances for children for 275 years. Today, they help over a million children and young people every year. Coram believe that every child deserves the best possible chance to live a fulfilling life. The charity supports children and young people from their earliest days to independence, creating a change that…

Charity Focus: Relate

Relate are the UK’s leading relationship charity, with over 75 years of relationship support experience. Relate aim to develop and support healthy relationships by: Helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better Delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life Helping both the public and policy-makers to improve their…

Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. Women’s Aid recognises that all women and children have a right to live their lives free from all forms of violence and abuse, and that society has a duty to recognise and defend this right. About Women’s…

Gingerbread – a charity that offers help and support to single parents. Gingerbread define themselves as “a society in which single parent families are valued and where they (and their children) are treated equally and fairly”. Gingerbread have a fantastic website full of useful practical advice on a wide range of issues that affect single…