Post placement support

Handy information for LGBT adopters and foster carers looking for support after placement

‘Cash shortage for special educational needs’ support (BBC News)

2nd June 2016
  Schools in England are struggling to support the 1.1 million pupils with special educational needs or disabilities in mainstream classrooms, a new report says. A survey of 1,100 school lead...

FREE digital products from HMRC to support foster carers

24th May 2016
HMRC has contacted New Family Social with details of free support on offer to foster carers to improve their understanding of tax and national insurance. There is an E-learning package specific...

Conversations that matter: Talking to children and teenagers in life changing ways that help (seminar)

18th May 2016
PAC-UK have announced details of their latest public seminar - Conversations that matter: Talking to children and teenagers in life changing ways that help. Taking place in central London on 6 July, t...

How social worker and teacher combined to turn around my adopted son’s education (Community Care)

18th May 2016
Raising children who have experienced trauma can be difficult, says Sally Donovan in a fascinating piece for Community Care, but schools that eschew a 'zero tolerance' approach can help. Find out...

Government extends Adoption Support Fund

14th January 2016
The Adoption Support Fund will continue for the next four years. Read more...

Adoption Support Fund secured and increased for 2016 (AdoptionUK)

18th December 2015
It has been announced by AdoptionUK that funding for the Adoption Support Fund has been secured and increased for 2016. The Department for Education is set to make an announcement in the New Year a...

South West adoption support – help needed

19th June 2015
Bhopinder Nijjar, Adoption Support Development Worker for Action For Children /Clifton Children’s Society, is mapping all the adoption support services in the South West and will develop a websit...

Adoption Support Fund & How It Works

17th February 2015
The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) will be available nationally from May 2015. This is being established because many families need some kind of support following adoption and too many have struggled to ...