Adoptionplus Awarded Government Grant to Support Adopting Families

Apr 27th 2015

Press Release: April 2015

The department for education has awarded a government grant to Adoptionplus to deliver a programme designed to support adopting parents to build positive and nurturing relationships with their children.

After a competitive application process, Adoptionplus was selected from a total of 463 nationally focused bids that aim to make the biggest impact on children, young people and their families.

A total of £1.7 million will be spread between organisations specialising in adoption and the grants will supplement existing government funding that supports children and families.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: "I'm delighted to give this injection of support to the voluntary sector, which offers life-changing services to children and their families. This was a highly competitive process and every bid given money today has shown that they will put the funds to great use. This is a significant investment in a tough financial climate which will make a real difference across the country.

Joanne Alper, Director of Services, Adoptionplus Ltd commented: "We are delighted that the DFE are supporting us to deliver an exciting programme of Nurturing Attachment Groups for adopting parents. The programme, developed by Dr Kim Golding,will commence in September at four locations across Central and East England, including at our training centre in Moulsoe. We look forward to sharing the learning across the field about how such programmes can support adopted children and families. The events will be free for adoptive parents and we would encourage people to contact Adoptionplus if they would like to be involved in one of our groups.