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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

There are around 90,000 children in care across the UK, 6,000 of whom need to be adopted.  However, there is a desperate shortage of both adopters and foster carers.  Thousands more people are needed to give these vulnerable children a secure and loving home and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adopters and foster carers […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

For the launch of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week  Barnardo’s is asking more people to consider putting themselves forward as potential foster parents – particularly for older children. More attention needs to be paid to the care of older, vulnerable, children. Nearly twelve thousand (43%) of all the children who entered care in England last […]

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Becoming same-sex adopters with Adoption UK

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AS a childless gay couple Scott Casson-Rennie and his partner Tristan would enjoy up to five foreign holidays every year. The couple would also go off every other weekend, often staying up late and sleeping in the following morning. But their lifestyle changed dramatically eight years ago when they became same sex adopters. Scott, aged […]

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Adoptions by same-sex couples in Britain rise to record high

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New figures published by Department for Education on 10 December show that adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 8.4 per cent of all adoptions in England in 2015. In 2010 adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for less than four per cent of all adoptions in the country. For the first time adoptions by married same-sex […]

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Jacob and Isobel tell their story

Oxfordshire County Council needs adopters in Oxfordshire to consider all their children – children under 2, older children, siblings and children with complex needs or a disability. This short video will tells you the story of Jacob and Isobel, two children who found parents through Oxfordshire County Council.   To find out more, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/adoption  

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Adoption with Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for adopters and foster carers from the lesbian and gay communities.  We are looking for people who are committed to transforming the lives of children by sharing their lives and homes. We asked Tom and James to tell us their story about adopting Harry. Tom said “Being an adoptive parent […]

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More than fifty Bucks children are waiting for new adoptive families

During National Adoption Week (4 – 10 November) we are looking for people like you to become adoptive families to the fifty Buckinghamshire children of all ages who are desperately waiting to find their forever homes. We particularly need families who can offer groups of brothers and sisters a stable loving home, to help them […]

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Reading and Slough Borough Councils unite to recruit foster carers

Fostering and Adoption opportunities in Berkshire are being highlighted in a joint campaign by Reading and Slough Borough Councils. Fostering services across the country need to recruit 9,000 foster carers in 2013 to provide loving homes and skilled and dedicated care for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. In Reading, the current need is […]

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Scouts announce end to gay leader ban

The Boy Scouts of America have declared a partial change in policy on the controversial gay leader ban. The decision comes after Defense Secretary Robert Gates called on the organisation’s president to ‘reflect’ upon the ban. The National Executive Committee last month approved the lifting of the ban and the board has passed the final […]

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‘Get in the Frame’ as part of Foster Care fortnight

  ‘Get in the Frame’ as part of Foster Care fortnight   Oxfordshire County Council is launching its annual drive to encourage more people across the county to ‘Get in the Frame’ and become foster carers.   The council is using national Foster Care Fortnight (May 13 – 26) to urge people with a range […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in […]

Warwick rowers strip for equality

The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a […]

Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, […]

Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election […]

Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her […]

Aberystwyth University named Black History Month Diversity Champion

  Aberystwyth University has been named a 2016 Black History Month Diversity Champion. The award was given in recognition of […]