We feel extremely well supported and well prepared – it has been a surprisingly enjoyable journey! Everyone we have interacted with has really loved their job and been very helpful and caring – this makes a big difference. Well done for creating such a great service, with such great outcomes for children.
We pride ourselves in the high level of support that we offer to carers to prepare them for the adoption of the child or their planned return to their birth family. You will be allocated a social worker within the team who will offer support and supervision on an individual basis throughout the duration of the placement.
We offer an emergency out of hours phone line for our carers which is held by one of the team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We offer an ongoing and comprehensive programme of training and support to all our families throughout the process. You will have access to Caritas Care’s Fostering Service full training programme as well as a bespoke package of training and support through the Concurrency and Adoption Team.
In addition, the Centre for Adoption Support (CfAS) offers you lifelong access to post adoption placement help and advice as and when you need it. To find out more about The Centre for Adoption Support visit our website here.