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Jean Milsted

Job description: CEO at NORCAP

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Areas of interest: Families and children – including relationships

Jean Milsted's Recent Activity

"Norcap Overview • A national organisation focused entirely upon supporting adults affected by adoption • A registered Adoption Support Agency and Intermediary Agency • A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee managed by a board of trustees. The trustees act in a voluntary capacity; they receive no remuneration • The services of the charity are available to adopted adults, birth parents and other relatives, and adoptive family members and other people affected by adoption or adoption reunion issues • Adoption agencies, adoption support services, local authority adoption services and other organisations with an interest in our work are encouraged to subscribe to the organisation and purchase services Norcap provides • A range of specialist services for adults affected by adoption including: Locate and Make Contact for adopted adults and for birth relatives, different kinds of intermediary services including ‘Recovery and Support” and a register match intermediary service, and counseling. • Operates the largest UK adoption contact register • Gives guidance on how to locate lost relatives • Undertakes work under Section 98 2002 Adoption Act, providing a specialist intermediary service to facilitate renewed contact between adopted people and members of their birth families • Provides a range of Adoption Support Services for adults through contracts or service level agreements with Local Authorities: Access to Birth Records, Access to Information on adoption records, Intermediary Services • Campaigns on issues important to adults affected by adoption • Makes the wishes and views of adults affected by adoption known to government • Maintains a network of home based volunteers who the organisation has trained and equipped to provide individual support, assistance and guidance to service users • Runs an active and lively Facebook page • Runs an annual Service of Reconciliation on the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, plus a Memorial Service for those whose relatives have died • Membership for those who want to help give something back • NORCAP News – members’ newsletter • Organises or contributes to many local groups run for adults affected by adoption • Advocates with other service providers on behalf of subscribers • Strives to increase the funds available to pay for services needed by people who cannot afford the full cost involved • Publishes accounts of personal experience of adoption and other associated topics • Signposts people to other sources of support and assistance • Provides a range of training and consultancy services Contact NORCAP: [email protected] Tel: 01865 875000 Web: www.norcap.org.uk Facebook: Adults Affected by Adoption - NORCAP"
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