Free Adoption Support Memberships available to Adopt London families

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 Workshop

If you are an Adopt London North parent (with an Adoption Order), you are invited to join monthly workshops exploring the subject of Life Story Work. The small one hour group sessions will run on the last Tuesday of every month via Zoom. We’ll 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 here in our Life Story Work flyer including how you can join our waiting list for 2021.

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 GBB training funded by the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), and future GBB training sessions.

 

Support during COVID19

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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