Music and Drumming Workshop for Family and Kids

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Saturday 9th March 2019 10am–4pm (Lunch provided) @venue to be confirmed.

1 day workshop for young people (11 +) who have been adopted

Come and join us for a day full of activities designed to give you the opportunity to think about and share your own experiences with other adopted young people.


  • The Workshop is run by experienced workers & follows an established programme. Young people who have attended in the past have really valued the day.
  • You will meet other young people with similar experiences.
  • Share thoughts & feelings in a safe confidential space.
  • Before the workshop one of the facilitators will visit you & your family at home to introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have.
  • Questions and more information:

Consortium Adopted Adults Group

Various discussions will be facilitated such as ongoing groups and what you want them to look like, where they should take place and what do you want or need to know.

An opportunity to talk to other adopted adults, access support, guidance and learn from each other.

Where: Lewisham Civic Suite, Room 2, 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU
When: Wednesday 27th February 2019
From: 7-9pm – Refreshments will be provided

Travel Options
Trains:  The nearest stations are Catford and Catford Bridge
Buses:  47,54,75,124,136,160,171,181,185,199,202,208,284 336.

 If you would like to attend or require more information please contact either:
Karen Spencer on: or on 0208 314 8582
Tracey Ogleton on: or on 0208 871 6418

Please ensure that your registration of interest or confirmation of attendance is received by 20/02/2019

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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.

Kind regards

Adoption Support Fund Team

Telephone: 01223 463517

Here are a couple of excellent resources for parents - have you heard of them? " - the right place if you want to create a strong, loving relationship with your kids. " " 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."

WAF logo 200.pngWe 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:
Follow us on Twitter: @wearefamilyadop

Are you parenting a Black or Mixed Race Child?

Would you like to meet other parents?

The (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.

Pupil Premium: Was your adopted child formally a ‘looked after child’ and adopted on or after 30 December 2005?
To enable your child’s school to claim the Pupil Premium, you will need to inform the school about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, show the school the original Adoption (Court) Order. You will need to self-declare before 16 January 2014 which is the date schools complete the annual School Census.  This will then trigger the payment of the Pupil Premium to the school from April 2014.  More information can be found at: (link to Q&A).

Applying to the Adoption Support Fund

The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) is available for all children in England who have been adopted from care up to age 18 or age 25 (if they have had a Statement of Special Educational Needs). To access the fund approach your Local Authority for a Needs Assessment. The fund replies to applications within 5 working days and opens up the possibility of accessing a huge range of different types of therapeutic support without delay………

Listed below are the contact details for each South London Adoption agency:

Elaine Brady

Patricia Adams

Yvonne Palmer

Leanne White

Chantelle Morris

The Southwark- Permanence Helpline  on 0207 525 4491. Please ask to speak to the Helpline Manager.


Tracey Ogleton