Adoption Support Fund available in May 2015

Published: Friday 20th February 2015

From May 2015 the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) will be available. This is being established by the government because many families need some kind of support following adoption and too many have struggled to get the help they need in the past. The Fund will enable them to access the services they need more easily in future

The Fund will be available for children up to and including the age of 18 (or 25 with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health & Care Plan) who have been adopted from local authority care in England or adopted from Wales but living in England.

Local authorities will be able to submit applications for funding before an Adoption Order, so that any package of support from the time of placement can be continued once the Adoption Order is made.

To find out more about the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), please visit 

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