Adoption & Fostering Week listings 2014

These are our 2014 listings. Details may have changed. Please make your own checks, but usually a website should get you to the most current information.

National

British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)

Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS
Tel: 0207 421 2600, email: mail@baaf.org.uk www.baaf.org.uk

The Fostering Network

87 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8HA
Tel: 0800 040 7675 (Fosterline), email: fosterline@fostering.net www.couldyoufoster.org.uk

Bedfordshire

Bedford Borough Council, Adoption & Fostering Service

Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AP
Tel. 01234 718718, email: adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk www.bedford.gov.uk

Berkshire

Slough Borough Council Family Placement Service

Ground Floor East, St Martin’s Place, 51 Bath Rd, Slough SL1 3UF
Tel: 0800 073 0291, email: familyplacement@slough.gov.uk www.slough.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough Council

Brambles Area Office, Budges Gardens, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1PX
Tel: 0118 974 6204, email: fostering@wokingham.gov.uk www.besomeoneamazing.co.uk

Bristol

Bristol City Council Adoption and Fostering

CYPS, B- Bond, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN
Tel: 0117 353 4200, email: fostering.adoption@bristol.gov.uk www.bristol.gov.uk/adoption or fostering

TACT Fostering – Bristol & South West

Tel: 0117 927 7725 www.tactcare.org.uk

Buckinghamshire

Adoptionplus Ltd

Moulsoe Business Centre, Moulsoe, Newport Pagnell, Bucks MK16 0FJ
Tel: 01908 218251, email: enquiries@adoptionplus.co.uk www.adoptionplus.co.uk
Buckinghamshire County Council

Adoption Team

King George V Rd, Amersham HP6 5BN
Tel: 01494 586443, email: adoption@buckscc.gov.uk www.buckscc.gov.uk/adoption

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council

Fostering and Adoption: Scott House, 5 George St, Huntingdon PE29 3AD
Tel: 01480 373568, www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fostering www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/adoption

Devon

Torbay Adoption Team/Torbay Foster Care Team

4th Floor North, Tor Hill House, c/o Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay TQ1 3DR
Tel: 01803 207870 (adoption) or 01803 207857 (fostering), email: adoption.team@torbay.gov.uk or fostercareservice@torbay.gov.uk www.torbay.gov.uk/adoption

Dorset

Bournemouth Borough Council Adoption Services

North Bournemouth Local Office, 27 Slades Farm Road, Bournemouth BH10 4ES
Tel: 01202 456743, email: adoption@bournemouth.gov.uk www.bournemouth.gov.uk/adoption

Dorset Adoption and Kinship Team

Woodside, Monkton Park, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester DT2 9PS
Tel: 01305 228200, email: adoption@dorsetcc.gov.uk www.dorsetforyou.com/adoption

Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire Council

Tel: 01454 866423 www.southglos.gov.uk

Greater Manchester

Bolton Adoption Team

Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW
Tel: 01204 337480, email: iwanttoadopt@bolton.gov.uk www.bolton.gov.uk

Trafford Council Fostering Service:

Trafford Council have seen how children and young people thrive with their Trafford LGBT foster carers and adopters. We need people with stability, love and resourcefulness who can help a child or young person with whatever needs they may have.

Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 0TH
Tel: 0161 912 3558, email: fostering@trafford.gov.uk www.trafford.gov.uk/fostering

Hampshire

Portsmouth Adoption Team

Hester Rd, Eastney, Portsmouth PO4 8HB
Tel: 02392 875294, email: adoptioncentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk www.southcoastadoption.co.uk/ports

Herefordshire

Herefordshire Council Adoption Agency

Moor House, Widemarsh Common, Hereford HR4 9NA
Tel: 01432 383240, www.herefordshire.gov.uk/adoption

Kent

Kent County Council Fostering & Adoption Initial Enquiries Team

30 Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, Kent ME19 4QG
Tel: 0845 330 2968, email: fostering@kent.gov.uk or adoption@kent.gov.uk
www.kentfostering.co.uk or www.kentadoption.co.uk

Lancashire

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

10 Duke Street, Blackburn, BB2 1DH
Tel: 0800 328 6919, email: linda.heatley@blackburn.gov.uk www.blackburn.gov.uk/adoption

Bury Family Placement (Fostering & Adoption Teams)

Higher Lane Centre, Higher Lane, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7FX
Tel: 0161 253 6868, email: FosteringandAdoption@bury.gov.uk www.bury.gov.uk/fostering or www.bury.gov.uk/adoption

Oldham Adoption and Fostering Services

Unit 10, Whitney Court, Southlink Business Park, Oldham OL4 1DB
Tel: 0161 770 6605 (adoption), 0161 770 6600 (fostering), email: adoption@oldham.gov.uk or fostering@oldham.gov.uk www.oldham.gov.uk/adoption or
www.oldham.gov.uk/fostering

Rochdale Adoption Team

Crossfield Mill, Crawford St, Rochdale OL16 5RS
Tel: 0161 922300, email: adoption@rochdale.gov.uk

Salford City Council

Tel: 0161 799 1268, email: family.recruitment@salford.gov.uk

Leicestershire

Adoption Agency for Leicestershire & Rutland

Room 600, Rutland Building, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8SA
Tel: 0116 305 3051, email: adoptionteam@leics.gov.uk www.leicestershire.gov.uk/adoption

Leicester Fostering and Adoption Centre

11 Friar Lane, Leicester LE1 5RB. Tel: 0116 299 5800, email: fostering.information@leicester.gov.uk or adoption@leicester.gov.uk www.leicester.gov.uk/fostering

Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council Fostering Services Team

Church Square House, 30-40 High St, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 6NL
Tel: 01724 297024

London

Families Together London

Tel: 7740 436560, email: jackie@familiestogetherlondon.com www.familiestogetherlondon.com

Barnet Adoption Team

Children’s Services, Building 4 Ground Floor, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Rd South, Barnet N11 1NP
Tel: 0208 359 5705, email: adoption@barnet.gov.uk

Camden Adoption and Fostering Services

Tel: 0800 0281 436, email: adoption@camden.gov.uk or fostering@camden.gov.uk www.camden.gov.uk/adoption or www.camden.gov.uk/fostering

Croydon Council Fostering & Adoption

7th Jeanette Wallace House, 1 Edridge Rd, Croydon CR9 1AF
Tel: 0208 726 6000 Ext 64025

Royal Borough of Greenwich Adoption Team

1st Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
Tel: 020 8921 2752, email: adoption@royalgreenwich.gov.uk royalgreenwich.gov.uk/adoption

Haringey Council Adoption Team

4th Floor, 40 Cumberland Rd, Wood Green N22 7SG
Tel: 020 8489 4610, email: fostering.adoption@haringey.gov.uk www.haringey.gov.uk/adoption

London Borough of Hillingdon Fostering

Fostering 4S/06, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge UB8 1UW
Tel: 0800 783 1298, email: fost-adopt@hillingdon.gov.uk www.hillingdon.gov.uk/fostering

London Borough of Hounslow

Adoption Duty, Pavilion AG, Civic Centre, Lampton Rd, Hounslow TW3 4DN
Tel: 020 8583 3437, email: adoption.duty@hounslow.gov.uk

Islington Adoption Service

Islington Council, 3 Elwood St, London N5 1EB
Tel: 0800 073 3344, email: adoption@islington.gov.uk

Lambeth Council

Tel: 020 7926 8503, www.lambeth.gov.uk/adoption

London Borough of Merton Council

Whether you are looking to be a parent, enrich your life and shape a child’s future, or want to provide a home to a child, because you know someone whose been through the care system and have resources to spare. We are experienced and waiting for your call.

Contact Merton Adoption on 020 8545 4688 www.merton.gov.uk/adoption

London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Adoption and Permanency Team

42 York St, Twickenham TW1 3BW
Tel: 0208 891 7883, email: adoption@richmond.gov.uk www.richmond.gov.uk/adoption

Southwark Adoption and Fostering

Tel: 020 7525 4497  and ask for Jane, or email: adoption@southwark.gov.uk or fostering@southwark.gov.uk www.southwark.gov.uk/adoption

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Children’s Resources, 5th Floor Anchorage House, 2 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BE
Tel: 0800 279 9850, email: adoption@towerhamlets.gov.uk or fostering@towerhamlets.gov.uk www.fosteringandadoption.co.uk

Wandsworth Council Adoption & Fostering Agency

We hold monthly fostering and adoption information sessions in Wandsworth where you can meet our foster carers and adopters. We’d love to meet you, so please email for dates and venue details and to book your place. You can also visit our website, our Facebook page (wandsworthfostering), or follow us on Twitter @wandbc to keep ahead of activities and events in our borough.

Wandsworth Council, Welbeck House, 43-51 Wandsworth High St, London SW18 2PS
Tel: 020 8871 6666, email: carerrecruitment@wandsworth.gov.uk www.wandsworth.gov.uk/adoption or www.wandsworth.gov.uk/fostering

Royal Borough of Kingston Fostering and Adoption Team

Learning and Children’s Services, Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8547 6042, email: adoption@rbk.kingston.gov.uk or fostering@rbk.kingston.gov.uk www.kingston.gov.uk/adoptionandfostering

Merseyside

Knowsley MBC Adoption & Fostering

2nd Floor Yorkon Building, Archway Rd, Huyton L36 9YU
Tel: 0151 443 3958, email: adoption.fostering@knowsley.gov.uk www.knowsley.gov.uk/families/caring-for-children/adoption.aspx www.knowsley.gov.uk/families/caring-for-children/fostering.aspx

Norfolk

Norfolk Adoption Service

Lakeside, Broadland Business Park, Thorpe, Norwich NR7 0WG
Tel: 01603 638343, email: adoption.unit@norfolk.gov.uk

Nottinghamshire

Adopt Together

Adopt Together needs all kinds of families for all kinds of children. Drop in to their open evening on Thursday 6th February at 7 Colwick Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5FR, any time between 5.30 and 7.30pm. There’s a short presentation at 6.30pm.
www.faithinfamilies.org

Scotland

Aberdeen City Council Adoption and Fostering

Social Care and Wellbeing, 77-79 King St, Aberdeen AB24 5AB
Tel: 01224 793830, email: adoptfost@aberdeencity.gov.uk www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Dumfries and Galloway Council Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Team

Dumfries and Galloway Council, Social Work Services, 122-124 Irish St, Dumfries DG1 2PB
Tel: 01387 273700, email: sandra.ritchie@dumgal.gov.uk www.dumgal.gov.uk

East Lothian Council Family Placement Team

Randall House, Macmerry Business Park, Macmerry EH33 1RW
Tel: 01620 827643, email: children&families@eastlothian.gov.uk www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering

East Renfrewshire Council Adoption and Fostering Team

Lygates House, 227 Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire G77 6FR
Tel: 0141 577 3367, email: mary.deward@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

The City of Edinburgh Council Family Based Care Recruitment Team

Interested in fostering or adoption with the City of Edinburgh Council? Meet LGBT carers and adopters at our drop-in evening on Thursday, 6 March 6-8pm at the LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre, 9 Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TE.

Westfield House, 5 Kirk Loan, Edinburgh EH12 7HD
Tel: 0800 174 833, email: foster.children@edinburgh.gov.uk www.edinburgh.gov.uk/fostering

Midlothian Council Family Placement Team

Lawfield Primary School, 26 Lawfield Rd, Mayfield EH22 5BB
Tel: 0131 270 5678, email: Family.placement@midlothian.gov.uk www.midlothian.gov.uk/fostering

The Moray Council Fostering and Adoption Team

6 Moss St, Elgin, Moray IV30 1LU
Tel: 01343 563568 www.moray.gov.uk

Scottish Adoption

161 Constitution St, Edinburgh EH6 7AD
Tel: 0131 553 5060, email: info@scottishadoption.org www.scottishadoption.org

Shetland Islands Council

email: fosteringand adoptionteam@shetland.gov.uk

West Lothian Council Family Placement Team

Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189a West Main St, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 5LH
Tel: 01506 775677, email: fostercare@westlothian.gov.uk www.westlothian.gov.uk/lovefostering

Shropshire

Shropshire Council and Borough of Telford & Wrekin Joint Adoption Service

Mount McKinley Building, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury SY2 6FG
Tel: 01743 250100, email: SS-Adoption@shropshire.gov.uk www.shropshire.gov.uk

Somerset

Adoption in Somerset / Fostering in Somerset

Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton TA1 4DY
Tel: 0800 587 9900, email: childrens@somerset.gov.uk www.adoptioninsomerset.org.uk or www.fosteringinsomerset.org.uk

North Somerset Council Adoption Team

North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Weston- super-Mare, BS23 1UJ
Tel: 01275 888236, email: adoption@n-somerset.gov.uk www.n-somerset.gov.uk

Sussex

Fostering & Adoption Service

Call into Jubilee Library, Brighton and meet us for an informal chat on Tuesday, 11 February between 5.00pm and 7.00pm or come to our LGBT Fostering & Adoption Information Session on Friday, 14 February 9.30-12.30pm in Moulsecoomb where you can find out more about adoption and fostering, speak to members of our team, meet adopters and hear about children needing adoption.

Brighton & Hove City Council: Moulsecomb Hub South, Hodshrove Lane, Brighton BN2 4SE
Tel: 01273 295444 www.fosteringinbrightonandhove.org.uk

West Sussex County Council Adoption team

County Hall North, 4th Floor, Chartway, Horsham, RH12 1XA
Tel: 0330 2227777, email: melissa.paton@westsussex.gov.uk www.westsussex.gov.uk

Wales

Caerphilly Council Adoption & Permanence Team

Floor 2, Ty Penallta, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7PG
Tel: 01443 864978, email: adoption@caerphilly.gov.uk www.caerphilly.gov.uk

Newport Adoption team

Adoption Team room 221, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR
Tel: 01633 656656, email: adoption@newport.gov.uk

The North Wales Adoption Service

Crown Buildings, 31 Chester St, Wrexham, LL13 8BG
Tel: 0800 085 0774 (freephone) or 01978 295311, email: adoption@wrexham.gov.uk www.northwalesadoption.gov.uk

Vale of Glamorgan Council Placements and Permanency Team

Haydock House, 1 Holton Rd, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF63 4HA
Tel: 01446 729600, email: adoption@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk or fostercare@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Wiltshire

Swindon Borough Council Family Placement Team

Lyndhurst Centre, Lyndhurst Crescent, Swindon SN3 2RW
Tel: 01793 465700, email: Familyplacement@swindon.gov.uk www.fosteringswindon.org.uk or www.adoptionswindon.org.uk

Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council’s Adoption & Fostering Services celebrate LGBT A&F Week for the third year by hosting a drop-in event at The Hive in Worcester on Saturday, 8 March, 10am-12pm. Open to all looking to grow their family.

County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP
Tel: 01905 822553 www.isfostering4me.co.uk or www.isadoption4me.co.uk

Yorkshire

Calderdale Council: Children and Young People’s Services, Adoption Team

People from all walks of life can foster or adopt. That’s why we make sure that you receive friendly support and advice to provide safe, supporting and loving homes for children and young people in Calderdale. Contact us today to find out how you can make a real difference.
Carlton Mill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AS
Tel: 0845 245 6000, email: adoption@calderdale.gov.uk www.calderdale.gov.uk/adoption

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Adoption Service

Room BF64, County Hall, Cross St, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BA
Tel: 01482 396673, email: adoption@eastriding.gov.uk www.eastriding.gov.uk

Hull City Council Adoption Team

Adoption Service, Kenworthy House, 98-104 George St, Hull HU1 3DT
Tel: 01482 612800 www.hullcc.gov.uk

Kirklees Adoption Team

Westfields, Westfields Rd, Mirfield WF14 9PW
Tel: 01924 483707, email: adoption@kirklees.gov.uk www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/health-care/foster-adopt

Leeds City Council Children Social Work Service

Floor 8 (West), Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8DT
www.foster4leeds.co.uk or www.adopt4leeds.co.uk

Middlesbrough Adoption Service

Middlesbrough Teaching & Learning Centre, Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough TS3 8PE
Tel: 01642 201962, email: family_placement@middlesbrough.gov.uk www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/adoption

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

West Locality Base, Daisy Lane, Overfields. Ormesby TS7 9JF
Tel: 01642 304500, email: Debbie.thompson@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Sheffield City Council Adoption Service

Floor 5, Redvers House, Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JQ
Tel: 0114 273 5010 (adoption) or 0114 273 5075 (fostering), email: adoption@sheffield.gov.uk or fostering@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk/caresupport/childfam/fostering.html or www.sheffield.gov.uk/caresupport/childfam/adoption.html

Wakefield Council: Wakefield MDC Family Services

Calder Vale Road, Wakefield, WF1 5PH
Tel: 0800 197 0320, email: customerservices@wakefield.gov.uk www.room-in-wakefield.co.uk

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  1. Hi there - These look like great resources - just wondering if you are looking into putting any information up about Northern Ireland? Cheers.
    • admin
      Hi Alice, Thanks for your enquiry. The resource list is from a previous issue of We Are Family magazine, a glossy printed magazine for the UK. We’re working to update our website with this kind of useful information across the UK, so yes eventually we will include details for the LGBT community in Northern Irelend. We’re not sure why it wasn’t in the first list, but it did get cut back because it was very long. We’re not sure when we’ll have these resources up but it is on our to-do list! Best wishes Hannah, editor

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