Welcome to our NEW resources page – home to useful links, resources, interactive tools and handy downloads.
We will be regularly updating this page, so if there are any organisations or resources you would like us to add please get in touch.
First4Adoption is the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. They give clear and impartial information about adopting and can put you in touch with adoption agencies in your area.
Their Resources page includes a download library packed with guides and reports for adopters and professionals, a podcast library where you can hear from those who have been touched by adoption, interactive quizzes and e-learning modules!
Click here to visit the First4Adoption Resources page.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything, no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
Their website is full of useful tips, guides, videos, message boards and real life stories which you can access for free. Their tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control… and you can access them in your own time, at your own pace!
Click here to visit the ChildLine website.
PAC-UK Education Resources
PAC-UK is the country’s largest independent Adoption Support Agency. PAC-UK’s Education Service have developed a range of resources to support families, schools and local authorities in meeting the educational needs of adopted and special guardianship children.
Free to download PAC-UK resources include ‘Meeting the needs of adopted and permanently placed children: A guide for school staff‘ which covers a range of topics. There are also handy guides on Pupil Premium Plus, Goodbyes and Transitions and Reducing Trip Trauma.
Click here to visit the PAC-UK Education Resources page.
Adoption UK provides support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. They connect adoptive families, provide information and signposting on a range of adoption-related issues and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and legislation at the highest levels.
Their resources include questions for foster carers and social workers, meeting your child’s birth parents, coping with Christmas, and living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Click here to visit the Adoption UK Resources page.
CVAA provides a management and secretariat service to the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB).
The ASGLB data return is completed by every local authority, voluntary adoption agency, and regional adoption agency in England on a quarterly basis and is published on the CVAA website.
Click here to view the latest ASGLB quarterly data return results.
The Beacon House Free Resources page contains a huge library of developmental trauma, neuro sequential, occupational therapy, trauma and attachment in the classroom, and child and family mental health resources.
You can also view brilliant animations on ‘Repair of Early Trauma’ (told through the voices of children) and ‘The Window of Tolerance’ (how a traumatised child swings from fight/flight to freeze/collapse; and what adults can do to help bring the child back into their window of tolerance so they can be at their personal best).
Click here to visit the Beacon House Resources page.