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British Association for Adoption and Fostering to close with immediate effect

Posted on: 10 August 2015

BAAF closure

BAAF will transfer some of its functions to children’s charity Coram under a newly created entity

In the face of significant changes and and prevailing economic conditions BAAF’s board of trustees have to announce the charity’s closure from today, July 31 2015.

We have been working hard to ensure that many of BAAF’s vital services continue, and can announce that we will be amalgamating with the Coram group; Coram is the oldest dedicated children’s charity in the UK founded in 1739 as the birthplace of children’s social care. Some of BAAF’s functions will be transferring to the Coram group of charities to a new and independent entity, the CoramBAAF Academy for Adoption & Fostering.

CoramBAAF will continue to operate as an independent membership organisation for agencies and individuals in the UK, and the following functions will continue to be provided by CoramBAAF: research, policy and development; membership administration; professional advice and professional development ; publications; the National Adoption Register for England, the Independent Review Mechanism (England); National Adoption Week, and the Adoption Activity Days.

To read the full formal statement click here

Continuing Services

The following services will continue: