Here are a couple of excellent resources for parents - have you heard of them?
https://www.happilyfamily.com/ " - the right place if you want to create a strong, loving relationship with your kids. "
http://www.ahaparenting.com/ " Whether you’re wondering how to handle a specific challenge, just figuring out your child-raising approach, or ready to tear your hair out, you’ve come to the right place."
Adoption Support Fund – how it's working for families
Adoption UK, commissioned by the DfE, has recently published an updated online Adoption Support Fund (ASF) guide. The Adoption Support Fund – how it's working for families provides anyone new to adoption with everything they need to know about the ASF, with background and eligibility information together with the Fund's vision for the future. The guide walks the reader through the application process with a step-by-step diagram on how to access the Fund and provides latest statistical information around the take up of the Fund.
Take a look at the new guide - please share this information on your media channels to increase awareness with your families.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below should you have any queries.
Adoption Support Fund Team
Applying to the Adoption Support Fund
Listed below are the contact details for each South London Adoption agency:
The Southwark- Permanence Helpline on 0207 525 4491. Please ask to speak to the Helpline Manager.
We are Family Southwark
…. is a local group of adopters who meet regularly with their children through a fortnightly playgroup and a monthly Family Weekend Playgroup. Prospective adopters are welcome, and they run their own monthly evening meeting for prospective adopters from all over London, where you can meet other people and hear from speakers on adoption related subjects.
We provide a welcoming space to chat, share experiences and useful information, all with a friendly cup of tea!
We also run an evening parent group. They provide a safe and confidential environment in which to reflect on adoptive parenthood with likeminded people. We offer support, but not advice. These sessions are for adoptive families only.
Our meetings are always informal, friendly and parent-led. We hope to meet you and your family soon.
To find out further details on venue, dates and times, please get in touch via one of the following:
Check out our blog: https://wearefamilyadoption.org.uk/blog
Follow us on Twitter: @wearefamilyadop
Are you parenting a Black or Mixed Race Child?
Would you like to meet other parents?
The www.100bml.org (100 Black Men) run a parent support network with a structed programme dedicated to parenting. They also run a group based mentoring programme for children over 10.