Related Services

Additional Support Services

As an adoptive parent there may be a range of additional support services that your child and family could benefit from, we know that understanding and navigating this world is complex so we are here to help explain and introduce you to other services that can offer help:

  • Educational support and virtual schools
  • Special educational needs (SEN) teams or 0-25 disability teams
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS/CYPS)
  • Parents carer forums
  • Early help teams

Adoption Leave

Adoption Support Workers are able to offer advice on Adoption Leave; employed adopters are usually entitled to adoption leave and may be entitled to adoption pay, which is a legal right. Some employers may offer a more generous scheme than the statutory one, but they cannot offer less than the statutory amounts.

You can find out more about Adoption Leave through the following links:


The NHS Webpages offer up to date advice on what benefits you or you child may be eligible for;