National News

12 Jul 2017
‘How old were you when you were adopted?’ sparked a riot of responses to one child’s question at Diagrama’s recent adoption support group for children.Spirits were sky high, as were feet, arms and legs, when 11 hot and happy young people enjoyed an hour, “flipping out” at a trampoline park in Southampton on June 24.Ranging in age from 11 to 17 years, friendships were formed playing trampoline volley ball, or just by being nearby when your fellow jumper needed a hand to scramble up a climbing wall... or out of a deep sponge pit! Read more...
05 Jul 2017
Diagrama Chief Executive David McGuire met with the board of governors at Walden School today following Diagrama's work there over the past few days. The purpose of Diagrama attending the school this week has been to undertake preliminary due diligence, which included meeting with staff and parents in an effort to ascertain the likely numbers of teachers and pupils willing to return to the school in September. Diagrama attempted to meet with senior managers although a number of them refused the request. Read more...
04 Jul 2017
Diagrama Foundation is meeting with staff and parents at Walden School next week to discuss plans to save the school from closure at the end of term.Governors at Walden School, in Saffron Walden, Essex announced in May plans to close the school at the end of the summer term. Following discussions with interested parties, The Board of Governors have now agreed in principle for Diagrama Foundation to take over the existing school and keep it open for existing and new pupils in September 2017. Read more...
25 May 2017
Diagrama Foundation has forged a new partnership to tackle the shortage of adopters and foster carers who can provide vulnerable children in care with a safe and secure home of their own. Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service has been working with the Diocese of Rochester and Home for Good to develop a new initiative to encourage more people to consider adoption and fostering across Kent and Medway. Read more...
09 May 2017
Diagrama Fostering is calling for more families to take up fostering as Foster Care Fortnight 2017 begins across the UK. Read more...
03 May 2017
Diagrama Foundation is working with a group of influential organisations across the UK in a bid to keep young people out of prison and to ensure those who do offend and are sent to prison, never go back.The Monument Fellowship, formed as a legacy to the Monument Trust, has brought together the organisations to collaborate for several years on each stage of the journey that an offender experiences in the criminal justice system - from arrest, through prosecution and sentencing in court, in prisons and YOIs and on release. Read more...
27 Apr 2017
Edensor care home residents recently enjoyed a taste of delicacies from around the world in a national food day held in celebration of Nutrition and Hydration week.Staff bought in dishes that related to their nationalities and delighted residents, colleagues and family members with cuisine from Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Romania, Malta, India, Bulgaria and Poland.   Read more...
26 Apr 2017
Cabrini House residential support worker Aaron Milliken is the first of four members of staff to successfully complete the new Care Certificate. Aaron was presented with his certificate by residential manager Michelle Dyne earlier this month.The Care Certificate was introduced in 2015 in response to the 2013 Cavendish Review which found the training and development of healthcare assistants and adult social care workers was often not consistent or sufficient.  Read more...
04 Apr 2017
Sue Bartholomey celebrates her 100th birthday with her granddaughter Zara Newfield
Edensor Care Centre resident Sue Bartholomey has celebrated her 100th birthday with a party attended by friends and family.Staff at Diagrama Foundation’s Essex care home arranged for local singer Tessa Collitt to surprise Sue with a performance of her favourite old time songs in the main lounge. Edensor’s chef also baked an impressive cake for residents and guests to enjoy. Read more...
21 Mar 2017
Diagrama’s fostering and adoption teams have been working with LGBT charity New Family Social to help provide sensitive support throughout application processes and beyond.Diagrama’s joint adoption and fostering panel members joined social workers and other members of the team for training presented by New Family Social where their representatives explained the complex hurdles that LGBT applicants face when applying to foster or adopt. Read more...

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