Finding adoptive families
Press release issued: 9 November 2004
Lesley Frazer, from the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies at Bristol University, will be one of the speakers at a NCH workshop next week [Thursday, November 18].
Lesley Frazer, from the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies at Bristol University, will be one of the speakers at a NCH workshop next week [Thursday, November 18].The workshop, organised by leading children’s charity NCH, coincides with a study that examines the barriers that stand in the way of black, Asian and black mixed-parentage adults and those in mixed relationships coming forward to adopt.
The workshop - aimed at adoption practitioners and managers, individuals and companies with a responsibility for adoption, social workers, family placement teams and health and education professionals - will:
- present the study’s key findings
- highlight best practice
- outline practical ways of working to aid the recruitment of prospective adopters.
Chris Hamner, Deputy Director of Children’s Services, NCH South West will chair the event.
The workshop takes place on Thursday, November 18, from 9.30 am to 1 pm at Wesley College, College Park Drive, Henbury Road, Bristol BS10 7QD.
To book please contact Louisa Youngman Sullivan on 020 7704 7183.The study Finding families for black, Asian and black mixed-parentage children: agency policy and practice was commissioned by NCH, funded by the result of a collaboration between the charity and ScottishPower and conducted by the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, University of Bristol.
Adults interested in adopting through NCH should call 0845 355 5533 (calls charged at a local rate, open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday).NCH, the children’s charity is one of largest adoption agencies in the voluntary sector and has been working for over a decade to increase the numbers of adopters for black, Asian and black mixed-parentage children.
The Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, based in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol, aims to promote best practice in the field of adoption, foster care and placement with kin by linking research, practice and training in order to provide these children with stable and predictable family experiences. www.bristol.ac.uk/hadley