Adoption Support

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
Complaints form
Childrens Guide to Adoption Support
Young Persons Guide to Adoption Support