FACTS - Therapeutic Support for adoptive families

Our Family and Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service  was voted the “Voluntary Adoption Service of the Year” in the BAAF National Adoption Week Awards 2013.

FACTS provides therapeutic assessment and support services tailored to meet the needs of individual children and young adults traumatised prior to adoption and fostering placements.

The range of therapy services includes counselling, Theraplay®, clinical psychology, life story work, creative play therapy, homeopathy and filial therapy. These services significantly increase the likelihood of placements having long term success.

All of the counsellors and therapists have worked extensively with looked-after and adopted children and their families. They are trained in identifying and supporting families with attachment issues and many are also trained in Theraplay® and therapeutic parenting to reduce the impact of attachment difficulties.

All FACTS therapists are registered with their own professional body and have had the required range of checks completed in order to comply with the requirements of providing services under the Adoption Support Service Regulations 2005.

How does FACTS work?

We normally work directly with parents and children together, although there may be individual sessions in particular circumstances – working with the child or young person, or with parents. We also offer consultations to professionals.

Who can benefit from FACTS?

The FACTS service is available to PACT families who have adopted a child through PACT who is under the age of 18. The service is also available to families who attend PACT’s community projects.

In 2015-16 the FACTS service supported more than 130 families by providing targeted therapeutic support, resulting in more families staying together and increasing the longer term positive outcomes for these children and their families.

The FACTS service is PACT’s commitment to provide the support that our amazing adopters and their children need to stay together and thrive.

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