CATCH – a new name for The Adopter Hub

PACT's online support platform for parents and carers of children affected by early childhood trauma has been given a new name - CATCH
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Blog: Can I adopt if I have a pet?

Dogs, cats, and other companion animals are an important part of many people’s lives. In 2021, more than half (51%) of UK adults owned a pet and 26% of UK adults had a dog, with an estimated population of 9.6 million pet dogs. At PACT we are often asked if owning a pet is a barrier to… Continue reading Blog: Can I adopt if I have a pet?
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Summer Garden Party in aid of women, children and families

Tickets are now on sale for a special summer event in the grounds of Englefield House, West Berkshire
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Alana House volunteers receive prestigious Royal honour

VOLUNTEERS at Berkshire women’s community project Alana House have been awarded a top royal honour – The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Alana House, part of the charity Parents And Children Together (PACT), is one of 244 local charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award...
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Blog: Meet our newest trustee

PACT would like to welcome our newest trustee, Dean Hunter. We thought it would be good to get to know him a bit better, so we asked him a few questions about himself. 1. Tell us a little about yourself… “Originally from Aberdeen, I have been living in London since 2014. I set up an… Continue reading Blog: Meet our newest trustee
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Blog: How Much Does Adoption Cost?

Something we are frequently asked is how much does it cost to adopt a child? Many are surprised to hear that there is no cost of adoption charged by agencies for applicants who wish to adopt a child, or children, from the UK. This is the same whether you choose to adopt through an independent or voluntary… Continue reading Blog: How Much Does Adoption Cost?
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Blog: Support for sibling adoption

Could you adopt brothers and sisters and keep them together? By Emma Johnson, PACT Adoption Team Manager Almost half of children waiting for adoptive families need to be placed with their siblings and at PACT we want to encourage adopters to think about whether they can provide a family by adopting siblings, to enable brothers… Continue reading Blog: Support for sibling adoption
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Blog: Post adoption support: What kind of support can you expect?

Here at PACT we help create families through adoption every day. But for anyone who adopts with PACT, our commitment to each family doesn't end when a child is placed.
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Alana House celebrates International Women’s Day

Join us for a service of celebration for International Women's Day at the Reading Minster on Saturday 12th March at 3pm.
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Drama workshop boosts self-esteem for BB4K children

Children attending PACT's domestic abuse recovery programme Bounce Back 4 Kids enjoyed a six-week drama course with Reading Rep
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Alana House Coffee – created by women for women (but enjoyed by all!)

WOMEN attending PACT's community project Alana House have produced their very own limited edition coffee as a charitable initiative supporting other women.
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Blog: Farewell to Emily

PACT enquiries officer, Emily Sopp is leaving to go travelling so we caught up with her to look back on her time working and volunteering with PACT
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