Partner Agency Support and Events

PACT works closely with other agencies and local authorities who run events and provide specialist support for adopters. In addition to the range of support provided by PACT, you may be eligible to access the following support depending on where you live.

Adoption Support from Parenting Special Children

Parenting Special Children is an organisation that provides specialist support for Berkshire families who have children and young people with special needs. They are running a series of webinars focused on supporting adopters with children who have additional needs during the pandemic, and they have opened up this series to all adopters including PACT families. Details of the events and how to book can be found below, and you can find out more on the Parenting Special Children website or contact the team on 07557 102623 / email: tas@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk

 
Webinar Date Time Cost Booking
Parenting Special Children: Managing anxiety in the current climate for children with insecure attachments 15th July 2020 7.30pm – 9pm Free Booking link
Parenting Special Children: Managing the challenges of Autism during the pandemic and beyond 22nd July 2020 7.30pm – 9pm Free Booking link
Parenting Special Children: (Repeat) Managing anxiety in the current climate for children with insecure attachments 27th July 2020 12.30pm – 2pm Free Booking link
Parenting Special Children: Managing the challenges of ADHD during the pandemic and beyond 29th July 2020 7.30pm – 9pm Free Booking link
Parenting Special Children: Supporting the recovery of children with attachment issues 27th Aug 2020 7.30pm – 9pm Free Booking link
Parenting Special Children: (Repeat) Managing the challenges of Autism during the pandemic and beyond 9th Sep 2020 12.30pm – 2pm Free Booking link
Parenting Special Children: (Repeat) Managing the challenges of ADHD during the pandemic and beyond 17th Sep 2020 12.30pm – 2pm Free Booking link
Parenting Special Children: (Repeat) Supporting the recovery of children with attachment issues 22nd Sep 2020 12.30pm – 2pm Free Booking link

 

Adoption Support for London Adopters

Two regional adoption agencies (RAAs) have been given funding from the Government’s Adoption Support Fund to provide additional support to adopters during the Covid-19 pandemic. This support is also available to adopters in their area who adopted from other agencies including PACT until the end of September. The support on offer includes webinars, mindfulness sessions, workshops and other resources. To learn more and access these services, find your borough or local authority below and visit the corresponding website.

Adopters from the following boroughs can access support from Adopt London RAA:

Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Havering, Hounslow, Islington, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth.

Adopters from the following local authority areas can access support provided by Coram:

Harrow, Hillingdon, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Bromley, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, City of London, Slough Children’s Trust.

There are also additional free online support opportunities for London adoptive families from all 23 boroughs on the following sites: