National News

16 Jun 2016
On June 1, Diagrama Foundation held its first Fostering Awards Day for children in foster care with Diagrama, birth children of foster carers and children under special guardianships orders.The celebrations took place at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo in London, where the children were able to see and learn about the variety of animals that live there. After lunch in the zoo’s Top Cabin, the certificates and trophies were presented by Diagrama’s fostering manager Catherine Moore, and handed out by Diagrama Foundation CEO David McGuire. Read more...
07 Jun 2016
Diagrama’s ‘fantastic’ adoption agency staff have won praise from adopters and Ofsted inspectors in a report published earlier this year.Adopters said staff at the Purley-based agency were ‘fantastic’, ‘supportive’, and ‘professional’.  They told inspectors they felt Diagrama would be there for them when they need it and one adopter added: “I can’t speak highly enough of the agency”. Read more...
02 Jun 2016
Members of Diagrama Foundation’s adoption and fostering team are pictured taking part in a development session held at Ashburnham Place, Battle, recently.The aim of the two-day programme was to help the team understand more about all aspects of both agencies and work together to share best practice and provide an outstanding service. Read more...
30 May 2016
Diagrama’s Fostering agency won praise from Ofsted in an inspection earlier this year for offering a ‘child-centred service within nurturing placements, which promote individual needs’.Ofsted found children were benefitting from good attachments, which enabled them to thrive and maximise their potential. The report said: “The agency offers a range of interventions to meet complex needs, including personalised therapeutic support. Children have good educational and health outcomes and they enjoy being part of a family.   Read more...
25 Apr 2016
Diagrama Foundation is set to tackle adoption after baby loss in a seminar next month at the Routes to Parenthood Show in Maidstone.Ruth Kirkpatrick is a qualified social worker, adoptive parent and adviser on Diagrama’s adoption and fostering panel. She will be sharing her thoughts on the journey from baby loss to adoption, drawing on both personal and professional experience. Read more...
04 Apr 2016
BBC Home Affairs correspondent Nick Beake travelled with his production crew to Spain recently to learn more about Diagrama's work in youth custodial centres.Nick's feature appeared on Victoria Derbyshire Live (BBC2) as well as BBC2 national news and a special 10-minute feature on BBC London News. You can wiew the full film hereRead more...
25 Feb 2016
Diagrama adopters David and Adam have written a new blog about their experience of becoming parents, to encourage more members of the LGBT community to consider fostering and adoption.Adoption’s a no brainer Read more...
17 Feb 2016
Diagrama Foundation has teamed up with support group New Family Social to offer dedicated services for prospective parents, foster carers and adopters from the LGBT community.People interested in adoption and fostering through Diagrama are now able to access New Family Social’s membership services for free – this entitles them to benefit from additional support, a dedicated helpline, networking events throughout the year and access to online forums. Read more...
21 Jan 2016
A Hampshire teenager is urging people to consider offering a loving home to children in care after revealing how being adopted transformed her own harrowing early years.Nicole, now 17, recalled terrifying memories of living with her drug addict parents in an essay for a GCSE project.She now wants to share her story to encourage more people to consider adoption. Read more...
17 Dec 2015
Members of the Standing Committee for Youth Justice have been learning how Diagrama’s youth custodial care model could transform the face of the juvenile justice system in the UK.Dr Di Hart was reporting back to the committee on the preliminary findings of her recent study into custodial care in Finland, Spain and the US – which included spending time experiencing Diagrama’s ground-breaking ‘re-education’ approach to rehabilitation of young offenders. Read more...

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