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Additional support available for adoptive families during the coronavirus pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, adoptive families are experiencing more stress. This is largely due to children who have already experienced disrupted attachments and early trauma being isolated at home. Children may also be experiencing significant disruption to their usual school and leisure routines, activities which help them to feel physically and emotionally safe and secure.

The Government has recognised this and has allocated £8 million of additional funding via the Adoption Support Fund to help provide additional support to adoptive families.

Adoption Lancashire & Blackpool has been working hard to identify and commission several types of therapeutic support for adoptive families. We are using our share of the Government funding to pay for therapies to help adoptive families in Lancashire and Blackpool to cope at this uncertain time. We are offering emergency support including online counselling, new placement support groups, parenting support, membership of adoption support organisations and much more with the help of our providers. We've sent all of our adopters an e-newsletter with details of the support packages available.

If you need access to support that's right for you, please contact us through your Adoption Lancashire & Blackpool support worker in the usual way, or contact us by email at

More information about the emergency funds can be found here.

Published: 26 June 2020