Adoption and Fostering
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The Adoption Support Fund pays for a range of therapeutic support for adopted children and their adoptive family. Since April 2016, some children being raised by special guardians are eligible for support through the Adoption Support Fund. See our advice page for Kinship Carers for more information.
Telephone: 01223 463517
Campaigns for children separated from their birth families. Provides information, free advice, recruits adopters and permanent foster parents, and the website can help you find your local agencies and consultancy services provided for professionals involved in adoption.
Fosterline is delivered by FosterTalk on behalf of the Department for Education. Provides foster carers with confidential and impartial advice about fostering, including concerns about children’s future, allegations, complaints, changes in legislation and financial matters.
Fosterline advisers respond to enquiries by telephone, email and on the Fosterline Interactive Forum, on Monday – Friday between 9am to 5pm.
Offers counselling, advice and information to anyone affected by adoption.
London office Advice Line: 020 7284 5879
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday & Thursday 2pm – 7pm
Leeds office Advice Line: 0113 230 2100
Monday, Thursday & Friday 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 4pm – 7pm & Wednesday 1pm – 4pm
London Education Advice Line: 020 7284 5879
Thursday 12pm – 2pm (during term time only)
This is an opportunity to speak to PAC-UK’s Educational Psychologist about any issues to do with meeting the educational needs of permanently placed children and young people.
UK-wide membership charity for those with a personal or professional interest in fostering. It’s services include information and advice, practical support, publications and training. It also works for high standards in foster care. It provides a helpline for members (details on the website).
TACT is the UK’s largest charity and voluntary agency providing fostering and adoption services. They campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers, their families and adoptive families.
Telephone: 0330 123 2250