The right support makes the difference between thriving adoptive families and those that struggle. Our range of commissionable services are designed by adopters for adopters allowing you to support the families and children in your care and help them thrive.

For more information on these services, please contact [email protected]


Peer Support

Delivered by adoptive parents who are fully trained and experienced in working with families parenting children with complex behaviours, our peer support services aim to truly understand the issues adopters and prospective adopters face. 

* A peer mentoring scheme – support throughout the journey

* A buddying scheme – friendly advice and support for those newly adoptive parents

* An education mentoring service – for adoptive families whose children are struggling at school

Support is available to parents at all stages of the adoption process and through placement and beyond. Expert help is there as adopters navigate the transitions which most often lead to crisis.

 

Therapeutic Support

TESSA (Therapeutic Education and Support Services in Adoption) is our new family support service. An early intervention programme, it gives adoptive parents early access to a clinical psychologist and peer support.

The programme provides parents with:

* the understanding, skills and support to help children begin to recover from early childhood trauma.

* Empowers them to raise their children in a therapeutic way, enabling healthy development and wellbeing.

For more information on TESSA, click here 

 

Community groups

You can commission us to build and develop a network of peer support for adopters in your area. Community groups allow adopters and prospective adopters to connect and socialise and our groups are run by experienced adopters. They provide access to a strong and supportive community that gives them a sense of belonging, friendship and understanding, as well as access to information and resources.

Adopter Voice

Our Adopter Voice service ensures the lived experience of adoptive families is at the heart of delivering practice excellence. For more information on Adopter Voice, click here 


Training

We have a national portfolio of tried and tested training programmes which covers subjects including:            

     * Adopting harder to place children
     * Therapeutic parenting
     * Parenting teenagers
     * Child on parent violence
     * Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
     * Education

Get in touch to discuss the training needs of your families.

As an AUK Agency member, you can get a host of discounts and access to many more services. To find out more click here