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Support for adopters

We’re here to help our adopters do an amazing job. Our dedicated adoption support team has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. We’re one of the most established adoption support services in the UK and have been listening to adopters and developing the services they want to use for more than 12 years.

Adoption is a lifelong commitment, and we support our adopters every step of the way. We provide a full range of adoption support including:

  • Training
  • Support groups
  • One to one support
  • Social groups for adopted children
  • Assistance with contact arrangements and talking to children about adoption
    We work together with After Adoption to provide our popular SafeBase training and support programme, which is available to all our adopters. This programme shows adopters how to use play, touch, empathy, games and various other techniques to build strong connections with their children. The aim is to help the children feel safe and secure in their families, to regulate their feelings and to feel good about themselves.

    We also work closely with Adoption UK, Barnardos Futures and After Adoption Yorkshire to provide support services, specialist counselling, training and buddy arrangements to link new adopters with experienced adopters.

    Anyone who adopts in Leeds will benefit from the support of our experienced team throughout the adoption process and at any point afterwards. We're here when you need us.

    For more information about the wide range of support we offer please contact us on 0113 395 2072.