Professionals

Free Eating disorder online workshops for parents and carers

Funded by the NHS, these online courses offer five free sessions to carers/parents supporting undiagnosed and diagnosed eating disorder needs, using the ‘New Maudsley’ approach.

Change to Adoption Support Funding (ASF)

A new name change for the Adoption and special guardianship support fund (ASGSF). The ASGSF model is based on the existing statutory framework for the assessment of adoption support or SGO support needs and the provision of support services.

The Adoption Barometer survey 2024 is now open!

Adoption UK needs your help to build the case for more support. This year there is just one survey, for both adopted people and adopters. Share your views of the past year now!

Cornwall Council adoption service to join Adopt South West

Cornwall Council’s adoption service, which also covers the Isles of Scilly, is to join the Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt South West, from April 2024.

Quality mark recognises best practice by Adopt South West

We have achieved a prestigious status for our work in finding caring families for children in the region.

Adoption, it’s a family thing

You might expect the Head of a regional adoption agency to be proud of the work they and their team do, but for Kath Drescher, Head of Adopt South West, adoption has been her life. 

Secondary trauma: new Government definition

This very helpful document has just been published providing clarity to professionals around how to support those who have experienced trauma and crucially here the importance of how they need to avoid secondary trauma.