...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
Lifelong 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 the adoptive parents throughout their 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.