Facts & Figures
PACT Adoption in 2016
96 UK children were placed with 60 families
69 adoption orders were made with 53 families (children placed within UK)
74 adoption orders were granted
68 couples or single people applied to become approved adopters or to adopt from overseas
66 couples or single people were approved to adopt
Of these, 25 couples or single people have black, mixed or minority ethnic heritage
Of 96 children who were placed (all placement types), 51 are boys and 45 are girls.
Of these, 64 children are in sibling groups, 21 children are over 5 years old, and 19 children have black, mixed or minority ethnic heritage
More than 1000 hours of post placement support were received by PACT families to help avoid adoption breakdown through our therapeutic support services (FACTS) which delivered support including play therapy, courses of therapy, assessments and parenting courses.
97 PACT families attended family fun days to meet and share experiences with other adoptive families.
Community Projects in 2016
PACT operates two flagship projects supporting families in their communities
- Alana House
- Bounce Back 4 Kids
Alana House, PACT’s award winning community project for vulnerable women, continues to receive new referrals from women with complex needs who have reached crisis point. Alana House supports an average of 59 women per month and helps them to turn their lives around and become contributing members of society.
PACT’s Bounce Back 4 Kids (BB4K) programme for children and parents who have been victims or witnesses of domestic abuse has achieved excellent outcomes, and last year the service, which operates in Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, was successfully extended to also cover Bracknell. PACT supported 86 children and their non-abusing parent through the BB4K programme in 2016 and hopes to support even more vulnerable families in 2017 and continue to break the cycle of domestic abuse.