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Consideration for what’s going on in their minds is a key to success
With the focus on relationships in Mental Health Week, NHS England has put the spotlight on Sheffield where they are helping nurture relationships between adopters, foster carers and children to improve their adoption outcomes & mental health.  Almost 50 adopted children have had a smoother transition to their new homes thanks to a fresh £85,000 scheme in Sheffield helping assess and support their mental health needs.
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NHS England:  Dozens of children have smoother adoption thanks to unique Sheffield scheme

Parental conflict damages children's mental health & life chances

£19m of support available for adoptive families

Extra £2 of support available for adoptive families

Mental health needs of adopted children - Dr Margaret DeJong

Mental Health in the Teenage Years - Agenda | Adoption UK

Mental Health | After Adoption

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