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 Adoption Support Fund

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:

  • are adopted and were previously in local authority care in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • are adopted from overseas.
  • are subject to a Special Guardianship Order and were previously in care.

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

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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Get in touch

To find out more call: 0800 0568 578 or email

Useful links

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support