What is the Adoption Support Fund (ASF)?

 

On 24th January 2013, the Department for Education (DfE) published their report ‘Further Action on Adoption: Finding more loving homes’, setting out their proposals to attract adopters and improve the support available to adoptive families. This led to the implementation of the Prototype Adoption Support Fund in December 2013 which has been working with ten Local Authorities to generate sustainable improvement to the assessment and provision of appropriate therapeutic support to adoptive families.

 

Now with a simplified application process and refined funding criteria the Adoption Support Fund was opened to all 152 Local Authorities in England on 1st May 2015. We encourage all Local Authorities to make applications for funding to provide post-adoption therapeutic support and would be pleased to discuss any questions or suggestions that you might have. 


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Adoption Support Fund in 2016- 2017

22 January 2016

Last week the government announced that funding for the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) will continue, increasing year-on-year, for the next four years....

Adoption Support Fund: Learning from the prototype

02 November 2015

Adoption Support Fund: Learning from the prototype – the DfE have completed a research brief summarising a study of the Adoption Support Fund prototype phase please click here to read the full summary.

DfE Press Notice - More than 2,000 families are now receiving help through the Adoption Support Fund

02 November 2015

DfE Press Notice – More than 2,000 families are now receiving help through the Adoption Support Fund, click here for the full DfE Press Notice.

Specialist support set to benefit 3,000 adopter families

24 February 2015

More than 3,000 families that have adopted a child are set to benefit from the government’s £19.3m Adoption Support Fund, latest figures suggest.

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