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Adoption is ‘Challenging’ for all involved
Thousands of adoptive families are now accessing essential therapy services to help their children close the door on previous traumatic experiences & settle into their new life - backed by £7m of government investment.  And to make sure families get the support they need, when they need it, the government just unveiled a new coalition of adoption champions, who will advise - and challenge - ministers on how help & support for families can be improved.
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DfE:  Record number of families helped by adoption support fund

Adoption Support Fund (ASF)

Summer Budget: LGA responds to £30m adoption funding announcement

£1m from ASF helps over 160 families

ASF - therapeutic services | Adoption UK

Post-adoption support & services - Live Well - NHS Choices

ScotGov:  New adoption & fostering group

Scotland’s Adoption Register

Councils join up to increase adoption rates – LGA

£4.5m to end delays for children awaiting adoption

£19m of support available for adoptive families

New National Adoption Service for Wales goes live

Record number of children adopted

Relatives of adopted adults now able to trace family tree

£20m funding to help children adopted from care

Extra £2m of support available for adoptive families

New adoption agencies to attract over 300 adopters

Over 96,000 people contact adoption information service in 12 months

New rules for social workers following adoption reform

Report highlights data protection challenges for fostering and adoption agencies

Adoption scorecards and thresholds published

Record number of children adopted by LGBT families

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