Children

What is the Adoption Support Fund?

What is the Adoption Support Fund?

Children who are looked after by the Local Authority are more likely to have mental health problems compared to children who are not.  To support parents who adopt children with mental health difficulties the Adoption Support Fund was created.  To date it has provided over 10,000 families with £38m of agreed therapeutic funding, but what is it and how does it work? 

Special Education Needs and Autism – What You Need to Know

Special Education Needs and Autism – What You Need to Know

There has long been a debate about autism and other conditions that, when diagnosed, result in children being categorised as having special educational needs (SEN) and offered various forms of supported learning at school.