Since its launch the Adoption Support Fund has spent more than £16 million of the £19 million fund which has helped more than 4,700 adoptive families.
The fund will be now increased to £21 million for 2016-17, and £28 million for the year after. In addition, children in special guardianship placements will be eligible for help from the Adoption Support Fund from April 1, the government has announced.
Children adopted via inter-country adoptions will also have access to the fund from 1 April, and adopted children will continue to have access to its support until they turn 21.
Families can access services such as:
- Behaviour therapy
- Play, music, art and drama therapy
- Extensive therapeutic life story support
- Specialist training for adoptive parents
To find our more, please contact Tower Hamlets’ Adoption Team on 020 7364 5431.
You can read all about the fund in more detail here.