15th October sees the start of National Adoption Week. This year, the focus in Wales is on our new, exciting and innovative project, ‘Adopting Together’.
‘Adopting Together’ is here to try and find families for the children in Wales who have been waiting the longest for a forever family.
Through ‘Adopting Together’, we are looking for people who want to create their families with the children who wait the longest in mind. Most often, these are children aged four and over, brothers and sisters, children with additional needs – such as behaviours that are a result of their early trauma – and children with medical needs or medical uncertainty.
You will need to be understanding, loving, playful and kind. You will need to have space in your lives, as well as people around you, to share the joys and challenges. We will walk alongside you to help you understand what your child will need, and we will make sure you have the right support at the right time.
Adopting Together is a new project offering a specific model of assessment, training, and ongoing support which will enable and empower you to meet the needs of your children while creating your family.
Chief Executive Officer
Due to the pending retirement of the long serving CEO of St David’s Children Society, an exciting opportunity has arisen to lead this vibrant, forward thinking Voluntary Adoption Agency into the next stage of its development.
St David’s has a national reputation for excellence. It is a highly respected, stable and successful adoption provider that hosts AFA Cymru, the successor in Wales to BAAF Cymru. The Society is proud to be a significant partner in the National Adoption Service of Wales.
We seek an experienced, committed and creative new lead officer who will bring energy, skill and deep knowledge of the contemporary challenges in adoption, permanency and family placement to the Society. The successful candidate will be able to evidence the professional, technical and managerial essentials alongside an unshakeable determination to secure the best for children needing new families. Candidates will need to demonstrate strong strategic skills, a profound commitment to children’s rights, with a minimum of five years’ experience as a leader in a social care setting.
Please see the jobs section of our website for all the details: