We’re really grateful to have received a donation of protective face shields from the company Unily. This generous donation will help our staff to safely carry out our vital work during the current crisis.
Adoption Focus CEO Anna Sharkey said:
“All staff are working from home, and are working really hard to continue to support adopters and their children. They are providing information events and training remotely but there are some things that need social workers to visit people at home - particularly when children move to their new families. Placements planned for April and May have been delayed as concerns about everyone’s health and safety have taken priority.  
Health and safety remains an absolute priority - all visits will be carefully assessed in advance so we can support children into their new homes in a way which keeps everyone safe. Working closely with our Local Authority colleagues, we are now beginning to move children to their new families again.
We are really grateful to Unily – a company which ordinarily builds intranets, but currently making safety visors to donate to front-line staff to keep them safe during these challenging times. The idea came from Unily CEO Will Saville with the help of CCO Jo Skilton. Adoption Focus has received a donation of 30 visors for staff to use when visiting adopters and their children. They form an integral part of our support to staff as they carry out their vital work.
Thank you also to Guy and Lynn Pilbrow for making the essential journey to deliver the visors. We are now sending them out to the workers’ homes ready for use.”
Anna Sharkey with some of the donated PPE visors
Adoption Focus CEO Anna Sharkey with some of the donated PPE visors