adoptive parents

You are not on your own: a booklet to help children and adults talk about a parent's drinking

Booklet to help a child and trusted adult to talk together about what is happening in their life. It is written for children, but at the end of each section is a part written for adults.

It is for children who live in all sorts of families - those living with relatives, children in care, those who have a parent in prison, or worried about a parent or carer drinking too much.

Adoption: a new approach - a white paper

White paper laying out the UK Government's thinking on a fresh approach to adoption including actions to be taken and new legislation to be introduced to make adoption procedures more clear, consistent and fair.

Preparing and assessing prospective adopters: practice guidance

Guidance aimed at helping practitioners assess prospective adopters whether they intend adopting a child from this country or abroad.

Practice guidance on assessing the support needs of adoptive families

Guidance prepared for practitioners in England who are involved in assessing the support needs of people affected by adoption. It is based on the child-centred model laid out in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families.

Enhancing adoptive parenting: a randomised controlled trial of adoption support (Adoption research initiative briefing)

Report of a study which tested the cost-effectiveness of two programmes intended to support adopters who were parenting a child recently placed from care, and exhibiting emotional or behavioural difficulties, and conducted a qualitative analysis of the intervention process.