Anyone who adopts children may need support from time to time. This support is provided by Families Adopters and Carers Team (FACT).
We understand that every adoption is different, and the level of support needed will vary.
We know that particular ages and times of transition may impact on families differently, for instance early experiences of loss and separation require different support than teenagers understanding their birth history.
Aims to promote the attachment between you and your children. There are two 10 week groups every year.
We recognise that at different points in their childhood, your children may want more information and support around understanding their birth family history.
Including Families Together, Multi Agency Support Team, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Chrysalis.
Including the payment of an adoption allowance.
The Adoption Support Fund is available to help families access a range of therapies. It is a National fund and is available until April 2016.
We plan to run a group for 11 to 15 year old children - “The Inbetweeners Group”. It will be organised in conjunction with Chrysalis.
We also provide:
The council which places your child is responsible for meeting your support needs during the first 3 years post Adoption Order.
After this time we are responsible if you live within the city. All adopters are welcome to access the support groups at any time.
Download a copy of our Adoption Passport leaflet, which gives details of the support available to adopters
For further information about adoption support, please contact us.