Support for adopters

New Family Social podcast: Adoption, fostering and tea

The UK’s LGBTQ+ adoption and fostering charity, New Family Social add new episodes to its series of podcasts discussing adoption and fostering with people “who’ve done it”:

ARFID: If your child is a picky eater, they could be scared of food

The BBC news has recently highlighted the huge challenges of living and supporting the eating disorder ‘ARFID’, a common co-occurring condition for those who have trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or Autism.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FASD Hub South West

FASD Hub South West is a parent-led support group for adoptive parents of children, young people, and adults with or without a formal diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) across the South West of England.

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.

Could you mentor a new adoptive parent?

Do you feel you can support others? Could you spend an hour a week, a fortnight or a month mentoring a new adoptive parent?
Become part of our Peer Mentoring Scheme…

New resource for supporting sensory needs

Becoming a sensory detective can help you to identify if there is a pattern to your child’s sensory needs, and recognise how they react to sensory information. This resource has a great breakdown of needs, as well as sensory strategies to try in school and at home.

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.

How can we support dissociative children and young people?

In the run up to Christmas, FASD Hub South West thought it would be helpful to come away from the tinsel and to link with professionals where we aim to