Adoption Support Gateway

The Adoption Support Gateway provides adoptive families and special guardians with fast and easy access to a range of therapeutic assessments and interventions.

Coram's Adoption Support GatewayThese include art and music therapy, mentalisation-based therapy, and other child and family psychological interventions.

The service has been developed by Coram, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Faith in Families (East Midlands).

"I feel such a sense of relief that you are understanding my child and how we are struggling" – parent participating in the Adoption Support Gateway

By incorporating expertise from a wide range of clinicians from a range of different organisations, the Gateway ensures that adoptive families and special guardians get the right type of support at the right time, with full clinical assurance and in settings where they feel supported.

Why use the Adoption Support Gateway: 

• Faster and easier access to therapeutic support

• Access to a wide range of therapeutic support to meet a range of needs 

• The right therapy at the right time 

• Robust clinical governance 

• Evidence-based solutions 

• Free monthly consultation for social workers 

Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply

If you are an adopter or special guardian, please contact your local authority social worker and ask them to get in touch with us at [email protected] or 020 7520 0311 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:00). If you are unsure of who your local authority social worker is, you can contact us directly and we can help signpost you to the right person to talk to.

If you are a social worker, please contact us at [email protected] or call us on 020 7520 0311 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:00).

Book your place at our Mindfulness course

Drawing on a number of well-evidenced parenting programmes (Strengthening Families Programme and FAST – Families and Schools Together), this course seeks to:

• Develop mindfulness skills to enhance daily life for parents, carers and their childre

• Help parents to recognise stress and our habitual reactions to it

• Increase the capacity to self-regulate and manage highly charged interactions

The group, which will run for 10 weeks from 27th September, will provide opportunities for adoptive families to resolve specific examples of stresses and troublesome interactions using new mindfulness skills. 

It is expected that the cost of this course will be covered by the ASF. Places are booking fast, so please register your interest at [email protected]

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