Foster Care and Adoption Support
We provide a range of therapeutic interventions for children who have been looked after or adopted and their parent/s and carer/s.
Usually we meet first with carer/s or parent/s, to help think about what their child/ren may need. This initial multidisciplinary assessment enables us to make recommendations about the type of therapeutic input that would be most helpful. Depending on individual needs and preferences, we offer support to carer/s or parent/s, as well as direct work with children or young people, either individually or as part of a family.
We also offer Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), which has demonstrated good outcomes in assisting adoptive parents with managing challenging behaviour that children can display as a result of adverse early experiences.
As well as working directly with families, we also work with foster care agencies and local authorities, to support foster and adoptive families, prevent placement breakdown, or to give advice about the needs of a child or sibling group.