Adoption passport is launched

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A new Adoption Support Passport is being launched to help adoptive families access a pot of £19m in funding.

It highlights the funding the authority can help families access throughout their life and sets out the council’s ongoing commitment to children and families involved in adoption.

National Adoption Week is run by the national information service First4Adoption, and the passport is being launched with the help of the Northumberland Adoption Panel members.

Coun Robert Arckless, cabinet member for children’s services and adoption panel member, said: “We are really excited to be launching the new Northumberland Adoption Passport.

“Adoption support is a key component of the help people receive from Northumberland Children’s Service. This document highlights the core services available from the team and its partners and provides key information about access to help with housing, education, finance, as well as tools that can benefit their child and family.

“The national adoption support fund has already helped Northumberland families to develop and succeed and the team are working hard to help more families in the future.

“We hope this will help encourage more people to adopt with Northumberland.”

For National Adoption Week, Northumberland Family Placement Service is also promoting their adoption myth busting information sessions, where people can find out more from our team and families.

For more information visit http://adoption.northumberland.gov.uk or call 01670 626262.