News and Events

NEWSFLASH: ASF Specialist Assessment

Posted on 14/09/2017
Following a number of requests for clarification, this newsflash provides further information on the definition of ‘Specialist Assessment’ under the Specialist Assessment Fair Access Limit...

NEWSFLASH: Multi-million fund reaches record number of adoptive families

Posted on 02/08/2017

On the 2nd August, Robert Goodwill, Minister for Children and Families, publicised the success of the Adoption Support Fund. 

He announced that, £52 million has been released through the Fund so far, reaching 22,000 children and 18,000 families...


NEWSFLASH: ASF Applications: ASF Application Portal for 2017/18

Posted on 31/03/2017

Following feedback from local authorities, a new re-designed ASF Application Portal will come into effect from 1 April 2017. The new portal is currently being developed and will be more user friendly and support the Fair Access Limits requirements.


The ASF Team will be holding a series of webinars from the middle of March, to help support you with the transition to the new portal and answer any questions that you may have.


Please look out for further newsflashes, which will provide details of when the webinars will be and how you can register to attend.

The Adoption Support Fund – 2017/18

Posted on 03/02/2017
On the 25th January, Edward Timpson, the Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families, wrote to Directors of Children’s Services to inform them of changes to the ASF Fair Access Limit from April 2017.  The changes take into account the implementation of this year’s Fair Access Limit and matched funding approach.