“We offer specialised skilled help from our adoption team for families, young people, children, and birth children of adoptive parents to ensure the best possible outcomes”.
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Why choose Family for Me?

We offer specialised skilled help from our adoption team for families, young people, children and birth children of adoptive parents to ensure the best possible outcomes.

This involves individualised and skilled intervention with children and young people alongside parents and carers, in addition to the Adult Adoption and Birth Relative Counselling services.

Our services include

• Theraplay
• Adoption Support Clinics
• Working with Schools Initiative
• Various counselling and therapies through The Consultancy
• Hill House & Falcon Camps
• Father's Support Group
• Families in Transition Support Group

 

Our adoption team & services

The adoption support team comprises the skills and expertise to enable assessment, individual therapies, and one-to-one direct work with children, teenagers and parents. Listening to the experiences of parents and children can help to ‘signpost’ to other joint-agency specialists and influence collaborative working.

The team’s range of skills enables shared insights into current difficulties/concerns. Each child’s history and experiences are considered and analysed over how this may have influenced social and emotional functioning. This can include an evaluation of the relationship between a child and their parent/s to support the building of attachments. For example, by offering ‘Theraplay’ sessions, a dynamic and playful intervention, attachment experiences and security can be improved.
workers with an experienced psychologist and therapist in the field of adoption and trauma work.

We are continually planning the delivery of relevant group-based sessions and workshops based on what we hear from parents and their families. For example, an ongoing ‘Father’s support group’ and a ‘Families in Transition’ group meeting periodically at Buckfast and other venues. We also recognise the needs of single carers and the opportunities for parents to network and offer mutual support and advice.

To ensure there is access across our geographical area ‘clinics’ are available in Dorset, Cornwall and North Devon on a monthly basis, with weekly clinics planned at our head office in Buckfast.

We offer a ‘Working with Schools’ initiative. This collaboration recognises the additional support needs of adopted children and young people throughout their formal education.

Families for Children has a commitment to ‘The Consultancy’ in Exeter providing appointments to adoptive parents and social workers with an experienced psychologist and therapist in the field of adoption and trauma work.

We are continually planning the delivery of relevant group-based sessions and workshops based on what we hear from parents and their families. For example, an ongoing ‘Father’s support group’ and a ‘Families in Transition’ group meeting periodically at Buckfast and other venues. We also recognise the needs of single carers and the opportunities for parents to network and offer mutual support and advice.