Adoption is a complex process for children and their parents. Our objectives are to:
Provide a service to maintain adoptive placements wherever possible
To ensure the child’s voice is always heard
To place safeguarding at the core of all services provided
Assist children in understanding their life stories
Acknowledge loss and separation and allow for grieving
Improve children’s self-esteem and self-worth
Help children with identity issues
Enhance children’s physical and emotional well being
Help adoptive parents with behavioural issues in promoting positive behaviour and relationships.
Enhance attachments between parent and child
The adoption support services we provide are :
Therapeutic support for children and young people including individual play therapy, grief and loss work and therapeutic life story work.
Joint therapeutic work for parent and child including Theraplay work, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, joint attachment-based play and joint narrative work.
Therapeutic support for adults including consultations regarding specific issues, therapeutic parenting sessions, training events for parents, schools and local authority workers.
Parents or Local Authority workers who wish to discuss commissioning work through the Adoption Support Fund please contact
Downloadable files :
Statement of purpose
Childrens Guide to Adoption Support
Young Persons Guide to Adoption Support