Transforming Futures-Suffolk set up as a charity in September 2016 to provide the legal entity and governance of local movement Home for Good: Suffolk, which was established in June 2014. We are a completely voluntary run charity & connected to the national charity Home for Good, sharing the belief that it’s time for the Church to step up and help find people in our churches who can provide either a Foster or Adoptive home for the vulnerable children in our society. Our volunteers are a mixture of Christian and non-christian people passionate about finding and connecting families.
‘With 35,000 children coming into the UK care system every year, its an important time for the Church to get behind the need. Some children may need a temporary home (fostering) while assessments and decisions are made. They may return to their birth families, however when is reunification is not possible children then need a forever home (adoption).
We are not an assessing and placing agency but here to promote, inform and signpost those who would like to know more or know how to start the assessment process. We work closely with Suffolk County Council and Churches to host information events
‘We are not just here for Christian families, all our activities and family events are to connect ALL families in Suffolk who foster, adopt , offer Kinship care or Special Guardianship regardless of their beliefs or background’
We want to support those who are considering stepping forward to foster or adopt both in the enquiry and assessment period and also in their future. Once families are approved they can attend our regular connect groups and events to connect with other families for peer support and friendship. You will not find any Christian content or pray just and opportunity to show welcome and support. Parenting is tricky enough but parenting children who have been in care often come with additional challenges. All have had significant loss and the majority of children are removed from chaotic traumatic and abusive homes. Experience of early trauma often stays with these children and has a lasting effect on their lives.
- To raise awareness of the local need for more foster and adoptive homes within Suffolk Churches and at Christian events.
- To encourage Christians to consider if fostering and adoption is something they could offer.
- To make Suffolk Churches welcome and supportive environments for families who foster, adopt or who offer kinship or special guardian care.
- To be a community resource which connects and facilitates peer-support for families who foster, adopt or offer kinship or special guardian care. We are therefore open to all regardless of faith.
- To advocate for families who foster, adopt or who offer kinship or special guardian care and help develop services in connection with other organisations.