Adoptive parents may need to contact Caritas Care to request support for themselves, or any of their other children (birth or adopted) who may be affected by adoption. In addition, the Centre for Adoption Support also offers a wide range of training/support to other associated professionals and adoptive families. Support Services for all adopters approved through Caritas Care (pre and post-placement/adoption) include:
Caritas Care offers an ‘open door’ policy to pre and post-placement/adoption support that is available at any time for parents and children. Our support programmes help all those close to the child to develop emotional and practical strategies in order to respond similarly and constructively to individual needs.
Adoptive parents (and their children) will also be able to request an assessment of need from the relevant Local Authority, under the Adoption Support Services Regulations 2005. Caritas Care via CfAS will undertake such assessments on behalf of Local Authorities upon request and work closely with them to ensure that the appropriate level of support is provided in a timely manner. It is the expectation of Caritas Care/CfAS that applications to the Adoption Support Fund for financial assistance will be made by Local Authorities on behalf of adopters and adoptive families who have been assessed as being in need of more specialised adoption support.
51 Frederick Road
T 0161 743 3698
Concurrent Planning (Babies 0-3years)
T 0161 743 3682