New funding to improve adoption process for adopters and children

16 October 2014

To follow up on its plans to help improve outcomes for adopted children, the Department for Education announces new funding opportunities for adoption agencies to improve on existing and new services.

The DfE has identified seven policies themes it wishes to fund and adoption is a core element. In order to sustain the improvements to the adoption system, adoption agencies will be able to apply for funding so that improvements can be made in areas such as matching, post adoption support, customer service for prospective adopters, developing the adoption workforce, and strengthening peer support and networking between adopters and adopted children.

Priority has been placed on raising standards in customer service for prospective adopters as many report a high variation in the level of service and support they experience.

More information about the National Prospectus can be found at

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