National News

10 Oct 2016
On 5 October 2016, the final conference was held for the European REVIJ project in the Siete Coronas Hotel in the city of Murcia, Spain. The REVIJ project (Reparation to the Victim in the European Juvenile Justice Systems: Comparative analysis and transfer of best practices) compares victim reparation measures in different European juvenile justice systems. Read more...
29 Aug 2016
Residents in Cabrini House, Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities, set off for a sunny week in Butlins at Bognor Regis recently.Eight residents and four staff travelled down in Diagrama’s mini bus, taking in the sights along the way. They stopped off at the supermarket en route where everyone was supported with choosing their supplies for the apartments during their stay. Read more...
29 Jul 2016
Families connected with Diagrama Foundation’s Foster Care and Adoption services recently had the opportunity to enjoy a summer picnic at one of our annual get togethers.A series of regional picnic parties were held throughout July in Purley, Winchester and Worthing, offering adopters the chance to meet other adopters and create support networks. Read more...
29 Jun 2016
One of Diagrama’s approved adopters, Jenny, attended an Adoption Activity Day in Bristol, recently, with our social worker Mary Cody.The day allowed prospective adopters to meet children waiting to be adopted in a supportive, safe and fun environment.The event was entirely child-centred with soft play, arts and crafts, face painting (see Mary and Jenny joining in the fun!) and games.Jenny was able to play with the children and talk to their foster carers, who were also present. Read more...
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...

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