Resources

 
 
The home of the UK governments most up to date polices on adoption and fostering, which includes the latest information and guidelines on the issues facing this policy area. 
 
 
Coram was the first UK charity dedicated specifically for the welfare of children.  Founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, the Coram charity now runs one of the UK’s leading voluntary adoption agencies.  This website provides a wide variety of information and resources for anyone involved, or thinking of becoming involved with the adoption process. 
 

Adoption UK is a charity designed specifically for adopters, and is run by adopters.  This helpful website provides information on all stages of the adoption process and offers an online forum where adoptive parents can discuss a range of helpful topics.

 
 

Be My Parent is a specific UK website resource set up by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF).  It has a number of great resources for those involved, or thinking of becoming involved with adoption, including films and real life stories detailing what adoption is like. 

 
 

The Centre for the Developing Child website offers a wide variety of up to date, easy to read research findings from Harvard University on a range of areas on the science of early childhood development and the effects of child maltreatment. 

 

 

The Oregon Social Learning Centre (OSLC) is a non-profit, collaborative, multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning.  

 
 

The Rees Centre for Research and Education is situated within the University of Oxford Department of Education.  Set up in 2012 this centre aims to enhance the lives of children who have entered the care system, by producing research to help identify what works to improve the outcomes and lives of children in care.

 
 
membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care.
 
 
 
Renowned peer-reviewed Journal in the adoption and fostering field.
 
 
 
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is a UK based support agency and charity which seeks to promote good practice and knowledge. This website provides a range of resources for practitioners and public alike, including advice and guidance on key issues in the sector.
 
 
 
A newly established research Centre located in the School of Psychology, and partnered with the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex.
 
 
 
The Hadley Centre aims to promote best practice in the field of Adoption and Fostering by linking research, practice and training in order to provide these children with stable and predictable family experiences.