Helping to make adoptions work, either by offering information and support in the early stages or by stepping in when things get tough and families face disruption.
Family Support Buddies
Family Support Buddies provide families with guidance during the early stages of placement. Trained by Adoption UK, they have a broad range of adoption experience and are linked as closely as possible to a family depending on their needs.
Family Support Consultants
If things are really tough, our Family Support Consultants can provide families with that extra level of support. Trained by Family Futures Consortium in 'Adoption and Attachment', they can help parents understand the links between their childís early history and their behavior.
The Helpline - 0844 848 7900
Our Helpline Advisors are members of the Helplines Association and are here to support families whether they have a simple enquiry or need someone to talk to.
The majority of our Family Support Team are adoptive parents and have a range of personal and professional experience that enhances their role.
We recognise that some situations that parents face are emotionally charged and that itís not always easy for an agency to manage support for parents in addition to the needs of the children.
Adoption UKís Family Support Service can provide a valuable link and where necessary provide mediation if relationships have broken down.
What makes our support unique is that we are able to help children by supporting the parents who are key to the childís recovery.
|Six 45-minute telephone sessions with either a Buddy or Consultant||£325|
|Family Support Consultant attendance at meeting||Cost on enquiry|
To refer a family to the Family Support Service, please download and complete a referral form:
Either email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to:
Family Support Team
55 The Green
South Bar Street
Oxon OX16 9AB
Once the information has been received, Adoption UK will assess the family individually to determine the appropriate level of support required and will link them with either a Family Support Buddy or Family Support Consultant.
Adoption UK will send you confirmation that the family has been linked. We will then request a purchase order number and payment.
Further information on the Helpline, including numbers and charges, can be found on the Contact the Helpline page.
For further information, please contact the Family Support Team on 01295 752251 or by emailing email@example.com