We Are Family


Our Governance

We Are Family is a user-run organisation, with all services run by volunteers.  All of our members are adoptive parents or prospective adopters. Each of our current ten groups has a steering group which oversees events and activities in their area.

WAF has a governing board of thirteen trustees, two of whom are Chair and Deputy Chair. All board members are volunteers and most are WAF members. The board meets every two months to focus on the charity's strategy, finances and reviewing the delivery of its services.

To ensure work progresses in between board meetings, the board has established three committees: Strategy and Fundraising, Finance & Resources and Services. These are populated mainly by board members, but regular WAFers also attend. We also have a part-time Operations Manager.

A copy of our constitution can be downloaded here

Anonymised copies of our annual reports are found here:

WAF Annual Report 2018/19 and WAF Accounts 2018/19

WAF Annual Report 2017/18 and WAF Accounts 2017/18.

WAF Annual Report 2016/17 and WAF Accounts 2017

WAF Annual Report 2015/16.  

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