Category adoption

Coronavirus – have a plan for your pets

Animal owners are being urged to think ahead about protecting their pets should they fall ill during the Coronavirus crisis. Whether furry, feathered or scaly; having a plan for how animals will be looked after if their owner become unwell makes life easier if it does happen. It will also mean the animal’s welfare won’t […]

Flying the Flag for LGBT Fostering

Somerset County Council flew the rainbow flag at County Hall this week, to mark LGBT Fostering week. Somerset County Council joined forces with other local authorities also flying LGBT flags, offering a symbol of support for those in the LGBT community, who want to make a difference to children’s lives. Caroline and her partner Liz […]

New Regional Adoption Agency will reduce waiting times for children awaiting adoption

Local authority adoption services in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are joining forces to become a single regional adoption service, under the banner Adopt South West. The move, required by the Government, is expected to improve the adoption process; making it simpler for adoptive parents, and quicker so children awaiting adoption are waiting less time. […]