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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 13 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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ASF: REMINDER – New Online Service

13 July 2018

This is a further reminder of actions required to ensure a smooth transition to the new service planned to ‘Go Live’ on Tuesday 17th July 2018

Actions required before noon on 13 July 2018...

ASF: REMINDER – New Online Application Service

13 July 2018

Further to yesterday’s email, this is to remind you of the impending changes to the new application service planned to ‘Go Live’ on Tuesday 17th July 2018.

Actions required before noon on 13 July 2018...

ASF: New Online Application Service

13 July 2018

This is one of a number of important newsflashes that we will be sending you over the next few days in advance of our planned ‘Go Live’ date of Tuesday 17th July 2018.

From 17 July 2018, you will only be able to make applications via the new service...

ASF Applications: New Online Application Service

13 July 2018

We have sent you various communications regarding the new and improved online service for processing applications to the Fund.

Our planned ‘Go Live’ date of Tuesday 17th July 2018 is now only a week away. There are some key pieces of information to share with you...