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Update on our services in the current Covid-19 pandemic

As restrictions due to Covid-19 ease, we hope everyone is continuing to keep safe and well. We recognise that the longer-term impact of the pandemic will continue to affect us all, especially children and their families. Our priority is to ensure that our children and families remain safe and are supported to recover from the negative impacts of the pandemic.

Please be assured that adoption services across Wales will continue to work within UK and Welsh Government and Public Health Wales guidelines, adapting as these change. Throughout the pandemic we have provided as many services as possible, even though some have been offered in a different way as a result of staff working remotely or from home. As restrictions have lifted and we all learn to live with Covid-19, some of those services will be offered face to face once more, while some will continue to be offered virtually, where this is advantageous.

Everybody’s safety and welfare continue to be our main priority. We will keep this page updated as and when there are any significant changes. Please bear with us as things continue to change.

Should you need specific parenting or adoption advice, Adoption UK’s Wales helpline is open. You can call on 02920 230319 or email wales@adoptionuk.org.uk. There is also advice, information and resources geared to the impact of Covid-19 here.

If you have any major health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, please also visit the NHS website.

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Information and Support Events

In the coming weeks many regional adoption services, councils and voluntary adoption agencies across Wales will be hosting information & support events in their local areas. These will provide an opportunity for prospective adopters to gather information and advice in a relaxed and informal setting from people with first hand experience of the process.

 

 

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Adoption: A British Association of Social Workers UK enquiry

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has established a UK-wide enquiry to consider the role of the social worker in adoption with a particular focus on ethics and human rights. The enquiry will consider adoptions that are undertaken by local authorities for children in care. The focus does not include inter-country or step-parent adoptions.

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