Adoptive Parents invited to contribute to groundbreaking new survey

3 March 2016

The National Academy for Parenting Research at Kings College, London, The National Adoption and Fostering Clinic at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Adoption UK have teamed up to produce a groundbreaking survey examining mental health support for adoptive familes.

If you’re an adoptive parent with experience of trying to access mental health support from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) this is an opportunity to share any issues you have experienced. It is also a chance to help shape the ways in which CAMHS services could better meet the diverse needs of adopted children in the future.

Adopted children are significantly over-represented among young people who suffer from mental health issues. Many children who are adopted from care have experienced significant early trauma/loss, often in relation to parental neglect/abuse and this will often present barriers for them socially and when they enter into full time education.

You can take part in the survey here.


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