Strengthening Families Team

The Strengthening Families Team is a service for PACT adopters, made up of PACT’s in-house therapeutically trained social workers for adoption support.

Some families may need adoption support initially after the placement to enable bonding and attachment, some families may just need adoption advice and reassurance at the end of the phone or via email as and when they need it. Others may refer themselves at times of crisis throughout their adopted child’s life such as after a house move, family bereavement and difficulties at school. Our Strengthening Families Team can also provide help pre-placement when adopters are considering a match to create their forever family.

PACT is proud to say that a PACT adoptive family is a PACT family for life and therefore families have access to the adoption support service whenever they need it.

Talking Adoption show

In this episode of our Talking Adoption series, we spoke to PACT adoptive mum Cathryn and PACT social worker Catherine about the importance of being able to access support along your adoption journey.
Mum Cathryn said: “It would have been really tricky if I’d had no one to call, I think, during the last year, during the Covid crisis. When things got really tricky I just knew that people were there and I could pick up the phone.
To see more videos in our Talking Adoption series, click below.
View the Talking Adoption show on YouTube

At PACT, we know that adoptive families sometimes experience difficulties and we offer enhanced support services to make sure you can always access the support you need. The Strengthening Families team works closely alongside the FACTS team who provide longer term, more specialist intervention and adoption support.

If you want to find out more about accessing PACT adoption support from the Strengthening Families Team or FACTS please contact us at or call 0300 456 4800.

PACT is grateful to Children In Need for a grant that supports the cost of providing the Strengthening Families Team

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