St. Francis' Children's Society

Anancy Black Families

To find adoptive families for the increasing number of children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds who are currently ‘in care’ and needing permanent new families; furthermore to provide lifelong support to these families.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (211670)





  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)



The Anancy Project is needed because there are more Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) children waiting to be adopted than there are BME adults prepared to adopt. Recent research by the Adoption Register of England and Wales states that almost a third of children waiting are of BME heritage, while only 17% of prospective adopters are BME. Particularly concerning is the recent increase in very young children waiting to be adopted. The Project has two main sections. Firstly, it aims to find families for BME children. Secondly, it aims to provide lifelong support to these families. We are planning to attract 120 telephone enquires per year from BME people who are interested in adoption. This level of enquiries would result in 10 BME children being placed with permanent families. The regional support group for BME families will be focussed around 6 events per year. Below is a brief financial breakdown of the Project: Staff £51,013 Related expenditure £3,915 Administration £9,375 Annual Total £64,303 3 year Total £192,909 We would be delighted if you chose to support us in our work to help some of the most needy children in the United Kingdom.