Why is this important?

For tens of thousands of adopted children in the UK, the reality of school or college is a daily struggle for survival. As a result, too many are failing academically. Many families who weren’t planning to home school are turning to it as a last resort. 

Traumatised children need a different approach to learning – one that prioritises wellbeing and relationships. And research shows that these approaches help every child to learn. 

We are calling on governments in all four nations of the UK to rethink our education system. 

What can you do?

Sign our petition:

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We want governments to:  

  • Make an automatic presumption that every adopted child will need extra support for learning.  
  • Provide trauma training for all education professionals 
  • Revise special needs frameworks to recognise conditions common to adopted children, such as FASD and attachment disorder 

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Our Research

We have growing evidence of the challenges adopted children face with learning