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Adopt London Choir – support families and staff can lean on

The Adopt London Choir is a wonderful new initiative to support adoptive families and adoption workers, as we celebrate National Adoption Week. It provides so many benefits from a positive effect on mental health to meeting other like-minded individuals, and just experiencing that feel good factor. Watch the Adopt London Choir in action and see for yourself. The Adopt…

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Essential listening – the #YouCanAdopt podcasts

Listening to podcasts is a great way to find out more about any topic, but especially adoption. It gives you detailed information from people who are very often adoption experts – either being adopters themselves or they may be social workers or an adoption specialist. As part of the #YOUCANADOPT campaign launched last month, six podcasts have been produced covering…

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NATP – free memberships for adopters and Special Guardians

Since May this year The National Association of Therapeutic Parenting (NATP) have been supporting hundreds of Adopt London adopters and Special Guardianship families through the COVID19 lockdown period with free 12 month memberships. They have one to one therapy sessions, peer group meetings and so much more. Their aim is to give families as much support with therapeutic parenting for…

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Happy Birthday – We are 1

Today – 1 October – is the official 1st birthday of Adopt London, celebrating the coming together of 23 London local authority adoption teams as one. We are stronger together as we recruit adopters and support adoptive families across the London area. We are four Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA) – covering the north, east, south and west of our…

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Black Lives Matter Adopt London working group

What has been happening with the Black Lives Matter Adopt London working group? Henrietta Delalu, has started work on the project in response to Black Lives Matter. Henrietta is an adopter – parent to a nine year old boy – and also happens to be a social worker. Henrietta said “I am really excited to be leading this project.

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You Can Adopt – it’s rewarding like nothing else!

The #YOUCANADOPT campaign has been created by a cross sector of Regional Adoption Agencies, Voluntary Adoption Agencies and other key stakeholders around adoption in England, supported by the Department for Education. The campaign aims to change perceptions around adoption by breaking down common myths and ensuring people feel eligible and capable to adopt. Additionally, the campaign aims to target potential…

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WAF Talks webinars provide helpful support and advice

WAF Talks is a new webinar programme Adopt London has recently launched with We Are Family (WAF). WAF members suggest topics relevant to issues they are currently facing and then WAF find speakers to discuss these topics and provide Q&A sessions. Topics covered so far include: returning to school, dealing with violent behaviour and managing adopters’ stress and fatigue. WAF…

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There’s so much to gain with an NATP membership

Free membership are available with National Association of Therapeutic Parenting (NATP) for Adopt London adopters and Special Guardians. It’s really worthwhile, and so many parents are already feeling more supported. If you are not yet a member, it’s easy to join. You can apply for your free membership here. You must book on with each of the sessions below…

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Carrie & David Grant and the Adopt London Virtual Choir – fully booked!

Adopt London adoptive parents and adoption workers have come together to join the Adopt London Virtual Choir. Singing is for everyone; it’s fun and it makes you feel good. Well-known singing coaches Carrie and David Grant tell us more about the benefits of singing together. Adopt London is hosting this unique opportunity of a 12-week programme, learning a selection of songs.

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Adopt London announce new partnership with PAC-UK & Adoptionplus

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Adopt London have commissioned a bespoke therapeutic support service for adoptive families and for families caring for children under Special Guardianship Orders. This service is free and will support and benefit hundreds of families. Adoptionplus and PAC-UK are working in close partnership to provide this therapeutic support to families struggling with the…

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Family support when you need it with Adopter Hub

New service from Adopter Hub is available from today! Adopt London and PACT’s Adopter Hub are offering a new support service that is accessible at a time that is convenient to you. It is a web-based service providing support to families who have adopted a child or are living with a child under a Special Guardianship Order from any…

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Free membership to NATP for Adopt London families during COVID19

The National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) and Adopt London are working together to support adoptive families during COVID19. We are pleased to announce you are invited to join this organisation for free, please see all the information below and the code you need to quote to activate this membership. Who are NATP? The NATP was founded in 2017 by…

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Useful websites for online learning

Hello! Our Virtual School have compiled a list of the best websites that offer FREE learning resources, ideas, activities, lessons and more, for you to use at home. Click here for your free Online Education Guide for children All age groups and most curriculum areas are covered. Some websites may require you to create a username and password to…

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How to talk to your child about COVID 19

The current messaging around the Coronavirus (Covid 19) can be worrying for children. It’s OK for them to be curious and concerned about family and friends, and we can support them as best we can. We’ve listed a range of advice for children and young people of all ages that we think could be helpful in explaining the virus and…

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Vicky Ford MP supports Adopt London launch

Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford supports Adopt London, as they launch their service to adopted children and their families in the capital. She speaks of her new role and how adoption can be transformative for children. The launch of the latest Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) – Adopt London – means children can find loving families more quickly, and…

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Wash Away Coronavirus: a guide for children

Now is a good time to remind your children about the Coronavirus and what they can do to join the whole country in helping to contain the virus. Click here for the Camden and Islington Coronavirus Poster for Children produced jointly by Camden and Islington councils. It explains; What the Coronavirus is? What the symptoms are? Why everyone is…

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Helping children during COVID-19 containment period

There is a lot happening in our world right now that can cause many of us to feel anxious, especially the current Coronavirus (Covid 19). Children and young people may be feeling scared or confused by all the changes happening to their routine, which can be unsettling. So with the help from our friends at Aspire Adoption Services and…

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Carrie and David Grant celebrate with Adopt London

Adopt London celebrated its official launch in the capital this week. Celebrity couple Carrie and David Grant – who have four children, including their adopted son, joined representatives from the four Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA) making up Adopt London. The TV presenters, probably best known as judges on the talent show, Fame Academy, as well as for their regular slots…

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LGBT+ Adoption Week celebration – 2-8 March

From Monday 2 March, adoption agencies around the country join the week-long campaign to raise awareness of adoption (and fostering) in the LGBT+ community. The Adopt London Regional Adoption Agencies in the North, South, East and West of London support the new Why Not You? campaign. Together we’ll be tackling the myths around becoming an adoptive parent within the LGBT+…

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Good advice to keep your child safe online

The internet really is an inspiring and positive place to be, today we highlight some of the advantages of maintaining an open dialogue with your children about their internet use. For some children, the internet, and social media in particular, could be an unsafe place for them. So, good advice is to be prepared and up-to-date on the fast paced…

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