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Comment: Adoption Support Fund

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

“The Adoption Support Fund allows children who are adopted and those cared for by special guardians and their families to access a range of valuable help and support so that they can overcome any challenges they might have and the whole family can thrive. While we welcome the news from the Secretary of State that the Adoption Support Fund will be extended to 2021 and that additional investment in Regional Adoption Agencies will enable increased recruitment of adopters, we still don’t know the future of the Fund beyond next year. It’s important that the Fund is sustainable in the long term to ensure funding of vital support services that families rely on. Feedback from those who have received support shows that it is valued and necessary. The Fund will hopefully encourage more people who want to adopt to do so and know that support will be available.”


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