Here to support you

We offer adoption support, advice & training for as long as you need it.

Supporting you

We offer ongoing support and training to our adopters for life and it starts from your very first enquiry with us. Many of our adopters access lots of support during the early stages of placement and then choose to not access support for many years perhaps when their children become teenagers or reach other milestones in their lives. Whilst other families choose ongoing support and training. The level and timing of support is entirely up to you and your family’s own needs, you can take it at your own pace.

The support we offer also extends to your extended family, grandparents, brothers and sisters, your own children etc. as we offer courses and groups that your family and children can attend if they wish. We also have lots of social events and groups for children to attend so they can meet other families who have adopted too, if they want to.  All Adoption Matters families have access to our very own Centre for Adoption Support. The Centre is a unique service supporting adoption and permanency to families, local authorities and education professionals.

As an Adoption Matters adopter you will have access to most of the Centre’s workshops and training, free of charge. This is in addition to the ongoing support you will receive from your own named Adoption Practitioner who will work with you throughout your assessment, family finding, linking and matching processes.  You can view all the events and workshops currently on offer at the Centre by visiting: www.centreforadoptionsupport.org 

The centre for adoption support

The Centre for Adoption Support is a unique service supporting adoption and permanency to families, local authorities and education professionals.  As an Adoption Matters adopter you will have access to most of the Centre’s workshops and training, free of charge.

We know that learning is an on-going process for all parents and especially for adoptive parents. Our  experienced team will work with you to identify the best support for you whatever stage of the adoption journey you are. Offering a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Theraplay, VIPP-SD (Video Interactive Parenting Programme), VIG (Video Interactive Guidance) and the Nurtured Heart Approach™.

Our experienced multi-disciplinary team works closely with families and professionals to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and strategies needed to support their children at different points along their adoption journey.

The Centre has worked with over 850 families and 150 local authorities (as at Dec 2018). We have also facilitated training into nurseries, schools and colleges with the aim of creating an ‘attachment and trauma aware’ community, enabling children and young people to experience the nurturing environments they
need to develop, grow and achieve.

Our training programme is ever changing to meet the needs and demands of our families and the professionals we work with. Visit our website below for our latest calendar of events.
www.centreforadoptionsupport.org

 

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