The heart of adoption support. Hope for the future.
As an adoptive parent it’s important that you understand what practical support is available for you and your child.
The Fund is available for children living in England up to and including the age of 21 (or 25 with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health & Care Plan) who:
To access the fund, you will first need to have an assessment by the local authority who provides your post-adoption support. You can read more in our Guide to the Adoption Support Fund.
The Pupil Premium provides extra funding to state-funded schools to help their staff give extra support to disadvantaged pupils including, but not restricted to, those adopted from care. This funding is paid directly to schools and we can work with you to help advise how this can be used most effectively for your child. You can read more in our guide Pupil Premium: School Support Funding.
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Adoption Support Services
Our Adoption Support Services ensure that everyone affected by adoption has the support they need to live happier lives.
SafeBase Therapeutic Parenting Programme
SafeBase is After Adoption’s flagship therapeutic parenting programme for all adoptive families. It creates a strong foundation for loving and lasting relationships.
SafeBase in the Teenage Years
SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our 2-day therapeutic parenting course for adoptive parents and carers of teenagers.
SafeBase for Schools
SafeBase for Schools is based on After Adoption’s successful SafeBase therapeutic parenting programme for adopted families. It aims to help schools effectively support adopted pupils, and those in care, to reach their potential.
TalkAdoption for adopted young people
TalkAdoption is our national support service for adopted children and young people. We provide regular activities that offer a safe and supportive space for young adopted people to meet, have fun and have an opportunity to explore issues that are important to them.
TalkAdoption Camps and Short Breaks
Our national programme of therapeutic residential camps for 11-18 year olds helps build the confidence and self-esteem of adopted young people, whilst offering you a valuable period of respite.