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We bring you news and updates about our campaigning, and about adoption issues that will impact on all our families and children here.

MAY 2018

We released our School Exclusions Report.

We met with Rt Hon Emma Lewell Buck

We recieved a response to our open letter

APRIL 2018

We continued to develop links with potential supporters and collaborators

Having had no response to our open letter we sent another one.

We released our report on Building Trust with Special Guardian and Adopted Children

MARCH 2018

We released the Special Guardians and Adopters Together Interim Report 6th March 2018

We met (separately), with Isabelle Trowler and with Professor Anna Gupta and requested support with out survey analysis

We participated in an invitation only workshop for the Care Crisis Review in Sheffield

FEBRUARY 2018

We changed our name to Special Guardians and Adopters Together following a clear vote in favour of this.

We formed as a voluntary organisation and our constitution was agreed in an inaugural meeting held on 3rd February.

JANUARY 2018

Our Stress and Wellbeing survey ran for the month of January and we had more than 400 responses.

We sent an open letter to the new Minister for Children and Families following up on a letter sent to MP Judith Cummins by Robert Goodwill

DECEMBER 2017

We worked on a survey about Stress, Health and Well-being, piloting it on group members, ready for January launch.

We formed a steering committee to guide us through the process of becoming a voluntary organisation.

NOVEMBER 2017

6th November – Adopters Together co-founder Dr Sylvia Schroer appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire programme. To watch the interview with Children’s Commissioner – Anne Longfield and Dr John Simmons from Coram BAAF please click here 

OCTOBER 2017

We decided, as a group, to include and work with special guardians

October 4th 2017: One to one consultation with SCIE for mental health well-being of children in care and adopted children project. Read the summary of our consultation here.

SEPTEMBER 2017

File on 4 Programme on Adoption and other BBC coverage of adoption issues on 26.9.16. We were unable to contribute to this programme.

We met with two MPs: Judith Cummins and Rachael Maskell.