The Department for Education confirmed that the Adoption Support Fund will continue into 2021-22. This is wonderful news and shows the government’s ongoing commitment to supporting those that leave care through adoption and special guardianship.
The government (Department for Education) has allocated £8 million from the Adoption Support Fund for adoptive families to meet needs arising from the coronavirus outbreak
- There are specialist webinars through The Adopter Hub available (under Adopters > Webinars) – please get in touch for a login.
- Some adopters are already accessing specialist support groups. If this is something your are interested in, please do get in touch.
- Peer support (virtual) chat groups are happening and virtual adopter groups are running across the region.
- Many adopters are already accessing support from a clinical psychologist. Contact us for more information if you feel you would benefit from this.
- Trained social workers and family practitioners are available to offer support and advice through our advice and support line 0345 155 1076.
- If you would like your child to have a place at school we can liaise with the virtual school in your area – so please do get in touch with us or speak to your social worker. If your child already has a EHCP in place, they will automatically be eligible to be considered for a school place. Virtual schools are in:
If you require support with your child returning to school please do get in touch.
- 200 subscriptions to Adoption UK
- 250 subscriptions to the National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) – this welcome letter explains what the NATP can provide to help you.
- 100 remaining subscriptions to the The Adopter Hub.