Family Care is closing on 31 August 2018

It is with huge sadness that we announce the closure of Family Care, which has served Nottinghamshire and beyond for more than 130 years.

The voluntary sector is experiencing difficult and uncertain times and, in common with many charities, we’ve worked incredibly hard to develop our ongoing sustainability. Sadly, and despite all our best efforts, this has not proved possible.

We have taken the following actions for each of our services:


Our families have been informed, and we are working hard to ensure continuing support for them with alternative providers. Please be reassured that all adoption files will be kept safely and securely.

If your child is over the age of 18, their records will be transferred to Nottingham City Council’s Adoption Team. Contact details are below:

Nottingham City Post-Order Service, 3rd Floor, 2-6 Isabella Street, Nottingham, NG1 6AT
Duty telephone number (Mon & Thu only, 9am-5pm): 0115 876 4929

If your child is under the age of 18, the location of their records will depend on whether the adoption order has been granted and how long ago this happened:

  • If it is more than three years since the adoption order was granted, your child’s records will be transferred to your local authority’s adoption team.
  • If the adoption order has not yet been applied for or granted, or if it has been less than three years since the order was granted, your child’s records will be returned to the local authority where your child came from.


Our domestic abuse support service has now closed and all service users have been supported to access alternative support. All files we hold will be destroyed.


Our safeguarding services have been transferred to the respective Diocese, including all staff and records. Please contact your Diocese directly about safeguarding services.

Please do feel free to contact me on 0115 960 3010 before 31 August if you have any questions.
Best wishes,
Helen Chester