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The Adoption Support Fund

The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) has been established to help families' access therapeutic support more easily for adopted children and children from care who are now subject to SGO.

The fund will enable them to pay for services such as play therapy and family support sessions, which will help adoptive families understand and work through their children's difficult start in life, improving relationships and promoting a positive family life.

Without this type of support, children can struggle to settle into their new homes, which can create difficulties at particular stages in their lives, such as adolescence. The SGO social workers will assess each child and family's needs allowing them to make applications to the fund if required.

Find out more about the Adoption Support Fund.