Adopt London North Support

As well as the joys of adopting a child, we know there are challenges too. Whether education, health or family life, the Adopt London North (ALN) support team are here to help.

Adopt London North Support

If you are an adoptive family living in any of the Adopt London North boroughs; Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey or Islington, or your child was adopted from any of these boroughs, please contact us and we can discuss the support available. You will be able to speak with a social worker who will assess your needs and signpost you to the right support.

Email: adoptionsupportduty@islington.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7527 4777 (select Option Two)

Take a look at what is available for ALN Support

Training and support

Life Story Work

ALN host a workshop and an Advice Line to help parents support their children’s life story. These sessions will help you talk to your child about their early life in an age appropriate way, how to continue their Life Story Book or how to discuss a specific aspect of their story.

Life Story Work Advice Line

A 20 minute telephone call with a dedicated social worker to discuss your child’s life story. To book your one-to-one session anytime between 10-11am on any of the following days – 9 September, 7 October, 5 November or 9 December – please see the Life Story Work Advice Line flyer.

Life Story Parent Workshop

If you are an Adopt London North parent (with an Adoption Order), you are invited to join our workshops on 27 September or 1 November 2021 from 11am. These hourly sessions will explore the subject of Life Story Work and give you the tools you need to bring together the strands of your child’s early life into daily life. You’ll find all the details in our Life Story Work flyer  including how you can join.

 

Great Behaviour Breakdown

We regularly offer adopters the opportunity to attend our next Great Behaviour Breakdown (GBB) training. GBB is a well established training based on the work of Bryan Post. Trainers Denise Golding and Zach Gomm are both very experienced therapists and trainers with a wealth of experience of working with adoptive families.

The course provides practical step by step advice to help you manage, reduce and eliminate difficult behaviours. The training has proved very popular with those who have attended, and is suitable for families at any stage of their adoption journey after a child is placed, even if you are not feeling challenged at the moment. The skills GBB teaches support connected parenting and help to reduce parenting stress.

Contact the support team on adoptionsupportduty@islington.gov.uk for more information on how you can attend the GBB training with funding from the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), and find out about future GBB training sessions.

 

Additional Support

We have commissioned additional services to help support you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information can be found on the COVID-19 page and on our news and blog pages.

Webinars, support groups and other online events are available. Click the links above to see what is available and how you can join.

 

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