...there were many highs and lows along the way but the support we had from our social worker was outstanding.

Shaun and Adrian, adoptive parents

Support from The Family Plus Team

Adoptive families sometimes need support. Adoption support with Cornwall Council is lifelong for adopted people. We have a dedicated support team – The Family Plus Team. The Family Plus Team is a made of expert professionals, let by the Team Manager. The team includes:

  • Social workers
  • Support workers
  • A youth worker
  • Therapists, specialising in Theraplay
  • A Clinical Psychologist
  • A Health worker

We support adopted children, adults and adoptive parents throughout their adoption journey. We can offer a range of bespoke therapeutic support, working closely with families to best meet their needs.


Adoption support fund

Cornwall was one of ten local authorities chosen by the Government to pilot the Adoption Support Fund. The fund can be used to provide therapeutic services to adoptive families. This can includes support such as Drama Therapy and Psychological support.

"Get in contact, there’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain. You could gain a new family!"

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