Adoption support within the Coram Ambitious for Adoption Regional Adoption Agency (RAA)

Coram has partnered with a number of local authorities to provide local statutory adoption support services to individuals and families living within local authority boundaries.

We have a partnership with the following local authorities:

  • Bromley
  • City of London
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster
  • Redbridge
  • Slough
  • Waltham Forest

The following support is available:

Training/workshops 

These currently take place twice a month, online.

Examples of training include:

  • Parenting a Child with FASD
  • Therapeutic Parenting Refresher
  • Internet Safety and Social Media
  • Child to Parent Violence 

Coffee ‘Mornings’

These are held at different times of day and take place twice a month. Each session has a topic.

Examples of topics include:

  • Peer support
  • The Adoption Support Fund (ASF)
  • Managing contact
  • WeAreFamily & National Association Therapeutic Parenting
  • Understanding EHCP’s
  • When to introduce Life Story work

Other services you can access through the RAA include:

  • ASF assessments of need, referrals, applications
  • 1:1 support for families open to our services
  • Access to records for people who were adopted
  • Support for contact issues
  • Letterbox contact support
  • Adopter ‘Buddy’ system 
  • Membership of New Family Social
  • Adopter Hub
  • Signposting to other services
     

This support is provided directly by Coram Adoption staff working within the local authority. The adoption staff can be contacted by email as follows;

Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster
[email protected] 

Bromley
[email protected]

City of London
[email protected]

Harrow
[email protected]

Hillingdon
[email protected]

Redbridge
[email protected]

Slough
[email protected]

Waltham Forest
[email protected]
 

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