The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (‘BAAF’) has announced that it has closed. The charity has been supporting, advising and campaigning for better outcomes for children in care for over 30 years. Its CEO Caroline Selkirk said that it had not been possible to sustain the organisation “in the face of significant changes and prevailing economic conditions”.
The closure comes as a surprise for many in the sector, after the government announced in June that it would be pumping an extra £30m into adoption services.
A new independent organisation, CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy, will continue BAAF’s work in policy research, professional advice, membership administration and development.