Hadley Programme- Adoption
A range of adoption-related projects led by Professor Julie Selwyn.
To browse reports and other resources on adoption, see headings below.
Recruitment of Adoptive Parents
This study, commissioned by NCH and funded by Scottish Power, examines the barriers that stand in the way of black, Asian and mixed-parentage adults and those in mixed relationships coming forward to adopt.
The South West Adoption Network (SWAN) carried out a project that piloted new ways to deliver rural adoption support services, in partnership with two local authorities.
Films about adoption and Islam
Professor Julie Selwyn contributed to this series on adoption and Islam, shown on the Islam Channel.
Adoptive Placements and Outcomes
This work, funded by DfE was part of a much larger project undertaken by BAAF. The project was designed to: a) identify good practice; b) test innovative methods of matching such as Adoption Activity days and DVD profiling of adopters; and c) produce materials that would guide practitioners in making difficult decisions.
Experiences of agencies and adopters in placing sibling groups for adoption from care funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust and the Hadley Trust
An extension of the “Investigation of Linking and Matching in Adoption” study by Farmer, E. Dance, C. Ouwejan, D. and Beecham, J. funded by The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
In this study differential planning and decision-making affecting the progress of BME children towards permanence will be compared retrospectively from case files with that of non-BME children over a two-year period.
This study had three main aims a) to examine why some children were more easily adopted than others b) to provide unit costs for adoption and c) to consider the support needs of those adopting older, more challenging children funded by the Department of Health.
This is the twelfth volume in a series that draws together information about unit costs for a wide variety of health and social care services.
In this wide-ranging podcast, Professor Julie Selwyn talks to First4Adoption’s Chris Burton about her work as a social worker and academic, the healing power of families, the importance of therapeutic support and the lifelong nature of adoption.
Interventions and Adoption Support
This report details an evaluation of the Nurturing Attachments Group provided across four geographical areas. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP) is a model developed by Dan Hughes for supporting children who have experienced developmental traumas. The Nurturing Attachments group work programme is a DDP-informed intervention which has been provided by Adoptionplus to groups of adoptive families.
All local authorities have seen a rapid growth in post box arrangements – one local authority commissioned an evaluation of its post box service.
The Welsh Government commissioned Bristol University to undertake research into adoption disruption in Wales.
Research looking at adoption disruptions and how the adoption system can be improved funded by the Department for Education.
Professor Julie Selwyn is interviewed as part of the Radio 4 programme ‘The Other Side of Adoption’ that explores whether adoptive families always get the support they need.