All posts for the month June, 2015

Please Minister, help our children in school.

Published June 15, 2015 by thefamilyof5

Time to have your voice heard.

Our countries most vulnerable children deserve to be educated in an environment that understand them and supports them.

Being adopted doesn’t take away the trauma, but it does give them a chance to thrive in a loving family. Thriving can only happen if they feel safe, cared for and understood in ALL aspects of their lives.

If you believe these children deserve to be supported and understood, let your voice be heard. Contact Mr Timpson and request that the scope of the virtual school head be extended to Adopted Children.

Gareth Marr

There is an opportunity to get a powerful message to Children’s Minister, Edward Timpson, that adopted children need and deserve Virtual School support. He will be on a webcast this Wednesday with First 4 Adoption.

Details here :

Questions can be emailed to and the conversation can be joined on Twitter @First4Adoption using the hashtag #meettheminister.

Please, please, please use this opportunity to contact Edward Timpson and ask for the scope of Virtual Schools to be extended to Adopted Children. I do believe Mr Timpson understands the need and is sympathetic, but this is an opportunity to reinforce our concerns and ask for change. It is also timely. There will be a new Adoption Bill going to Parliament before the summer recess and this change could be part of that Bill.

The Case for Change

Here are the arguments:

  • Virtual Schools support Children in Care recognising the challenges they have resulting…

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