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Adoption Support Fund and the fair access limit

Charlotte Ramsden, Chair of the ADCS Health, Care and Additional Needs Policy Committee, said:

“The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) allows adoptive families to access valuable help and support for children and young people helping to sustain placements whilst improving the health and wellbeing of the whole family. We welcome the increase in funding for the ASF as well as the introduction of emergency funding as we recognise that not all children and young people’s needs can be met within the fair access limit. The fair access limit has been carefully considered based on the national requests for access to the fund but the additional flexibility offered through the emergency provision is a helpful supplement. It is imperative that the fund becomes sustainable in the long term to ensure the funding of vital support services that many families rely on. This will help to prevent adoption breakdowns, but in addition, the reassurance of support if it is needed, should also help to bring more potential adopters forward in the future.”


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