Free Adoption Support Memberships available to Adopt London families

Family support when you need it with Adopter Hub

22nd May 2020 News

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 of the 23 Adopt London boroughs. The new arrangement with The Adopter Hub is an accessible online support innovation platform that has been co-developed and produced with adoptive parents, and will enhance the Adopt London range of support during the COVID19 outbreak.

What support is available?

PACT is adding further support in line with the COVID-19 crisis; with new daily live Ask the Expert sessions, as well as weekly webinars, and they will continue to add new resources regularly. Examples include:

  • Staying positive whilst home schooling
  • Home schooling children with additional behavioural needs
  • Parenting in times of COVID-19
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Managing children’s stress levels during the pandemic
  • Online safety
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Single adopters during pandemic
  • ADHD
  • Adult mental health

How can the Adopter Hub help me?

This free membership gives you access to the following support:

  • Peer support from other adopters via live web chat, email and an exclusive adopter forum
  • eLearning to top up your knowledge on attachment and how to support your child
  • A programme of webinars and a range of resources on behaviour, online safety, mental health and development needs

Mark is dad of two adopted children age nine and 10 and he has shared his experience of using the Adopter Hub.

‘I access the Adopt Hub on a weekly basis. It is another lifeline for me in terms of being able to speak to other adopters who have an understanding of the challenges that parenting adopted children presents. It can be very lonely when your children are different due to their early life trauma and this forum enables those connections with other parents going through the same challenges. The support from other parents in this forum who ‘get it’ has been exceptional. The topical webinars provide up to date and relevant information and support from other adopters and practitioners. I have accessed the courses and online learning which has developed my understanding of the impact of trauma.’

How do I join?

Adopt London adoptive and Special Guardianship families can apply for their free membership. If you are on our mailing list you will be sent an email with the Adopt London pass code. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to access the Adopter Hub and the support available please contact your local London regional adoption agency.

Membership has recently been extended and is now available until the end of December 2020.

Next: Free membership to NATP for Adopt London families during COVID19

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