Increasing confidence and building resilience.

Young people tell us how much they value being with other adopted people. Our national programme of therapeutic residential camps and short breaks helps build the confidence and self-esteem of adopted young people, whilst offering you a valuable period of respite.

Our therapeutic residential camps for 11- 18 year olds and our non-residential short breaks have been developed to be active, nurturing, fun and creative. They include activities such as spoken word workshops, climbing and high ropes courses. Activities are designed so that all young people can achieve, and the variety ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 

We just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful opportunity you have given to our children. They certainly gained from being with other adopted children, and for the first time ever, verbalised having shared birth family stories with other children and vice versa – very positive indeed. – Adoptive mother

Is there funding available?

The residential camps are fundable through the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) as they provide a unique therapeutic service. To be eligible to apply for the fund the adopted young person needs to have been placed by a local authority in England, or be residing in England. All other families are welcome to attend the camps but you would need to contact your own Local Authority to arrange payment, or self-fund.

Please call: 0161 8302027 for information on the costs of self-funding.

To find out more about the Adoption Support Fund and how to apply via your local authority we have produced ‘A Guide to the Adoption Support Fund: A lifeline for adoptive families’.

The non-residential short breaks can be paid for at the time of booking.

 

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Who to contact

To find out more call: 0800 0568 578 or email campsandbreaks@afteradoption.org.uk


Useful links

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support