The Adoption Support Fund pays for a range of therapeutic support for adopted children and their adoptive family. In April 2016 it was extended to include children who are cared for by Special Guardians who are eligible.
The Adoption Support Fund is available to those Special Guardians living in England who obtained a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) for a child aged 21 and younger (or 25 and younger if they have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan) who was looked after (that is in the care system) immediately before the SGO was granted.
The Fund will provide money for a range of therapeutic type services that are identified to help the child achieve the following positive outcomes:
• Improved relationships with friends, family members, teachers and school staff
• Improved engagement with learning
• Improved emotional and behaviour management
• Improved confidence and ability to enjoy a positive family life and social relationships
If you think this will be of use to the child you caring for and you have questions regarding eligibility, what services are available, how to go about obtaining support from the Fund and for template letters, please go to the Adoption Support Fund page on the Family Rights Group website.
Please also do post any questions you have in this topic for further advice.
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