Many adopted children can find school difficult. They will often display complex behaviour due to the trauma they experienced at critical times in their development. Consequently, the (new) environment may make them feel threatened and unsafe and this disrupts their learning.
Adoption West can work with adoptive families to complement education-based support. While we are not able to offer direct support in school, we work with colleagues in education across the region. By providing advice on transitions, attachment, trauma and more, our aim is to understand the best ways of supporting, children, young people and their adoptive parents.
The dropdown list below offers some advice, and resources for adoptive parents, when considering their child’s education.