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Ariel Bruce is a qualified and registered social worker who, since 1985, has worked for people who have been affected by adoption and wish to trace a birth relation. She also works for others who have become separated from a family member by circumstances such as divorce or emigration. Ariel also works for people wanting to trace long-lost friends.

Based in London, Ariel Bruce carries out extensive work in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, as well as in many countries worldwide, including the USA and Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Ariel not only undertakes to trace missing people but also is experienced in making contact with those found. Many traced people are initially shocked and may need as much support as the instigators of the search.

Although there can be no guarantee of success, most searches do result in tracing the person sought. On some occasions, searches also result in forging enduring new relationships.

Ariel Bruce handles each case individually, working in strict confidence with her client. Everything is conducted with the utmost discretion and with the greatest regard to confidentiality for both the client and the missing family member or friends.

Of course, not every search is straightforward and some can take a frustratingly long time. It is possible that the missing person may feel that they do not want to be found. In a delicate situation like this, direct contact between the searcher and the person sought can be difficult. Acting as an intermediary, Ariel Bruce offers support both to her client and to the person being traced. Ariel Bruce regards this support as being of the utmost importance in ensuring that neither party feels exposed or intimidated by the situation. Ariel is always available to listen, whether or not the search is successful.

All of the ASA work is undertaken by Charlotte Bruce-Lloyd and Carolynne Bull, while Ariel Bruce undertakes all of the search work for the team.LottieNew2017

Charlotte is an experienced Social Worker with 13 years experience working within Local Authority Children’s services. Latterly, Charlotte has worked for 5 years specialising in Post-Adoption work and Intermediary Services. Charlotte is registered, as an Adoption Support Agency, with the Care Council Inspectorate for Wales (CCISW). Registration number W/1040536.

Ariel also works closely with Carolynne Bull , who has been registered as an Adoption Support Agency since  2006 and has  been awarded an Outstanding in her last two OFSTED  inspections. She is registered with Ofsted as Adoption Support Agency number 1234951.

Missing Family Member search

Carolynne has experience of working with all three corners of the Adoption Triangle for the last 20 years both as a Counsellor specialising in adoption issues and as an Intermediary.

Among those agencies and organisations which give out Ariel Bruce’s details are local authorities, fostering and adoption teams, adoption agencies, adoption councillors and therapists, embassies and adoption resources throughout the world.

If you are an individual wanting to trace a missing family member or friend, or an organisation asked to deal with such situations, and you feel that Ariel Bruce may be able to help, then please write, telephone or email.

When working with clients who live outside the UK, Ariel Bruce will stay in contact by telephone and email.

For an appointment to see Ariel Bruce, please complete the form on the contact page or send an email to the address above.

Registration Details

Health & Care Professions Council [HCPC] Reg no. SW73369 (website).

For a copy of Ariel’s last – outstanding – OFSTED Adoption Support Agency Inspection Report, please click here. Whilst Ariel is not currently working as an ASA, all of the ASA work is undertaken by Charlotte Bruce-Lloyd & Carolynne Bull.