Adoption Focus shortlisted for major award We’re very proud to announce that Adoption Focus has been shortlisted for a major Midlands business award. Our charity has been selected from dozens of applications as one of the nominees for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Excellence in the Third Sector award. Our application for this honour detailed some of our significant developments over the last three years, a time of significant change in the adoption sector. These have included: Achieving another ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted Expanding our adoption support service to offer more workshops, training, social events and direct support to meet the need of our ever-growing adoption community Establishing the Triangle Project to enable us to provide fostering for adoption placements Working with partners including Home for Good, Penny Appeal and New Family Social to recruit adopters from a wide variety of backgrounds All this is in support of our vital core work of providing safe, secure homes for children who need them and demonstrating positive outcomes for our amazing adopters and the children placed with them. The winner of the Excellence in the Third Sector will be among those announced at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s annual dinner and awards at the International Convention Centre in Centenary Square on Thursday 19th March. The event will be hosted by broadcaster Ed James. Further information on the awards the full list of nominations is available on the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce website.