The Adoption Support Fund (ASF), available nationally from 1 May 2015 has been established to provide a range of new services to help parents obtain therapeutic services for their adopted children. This will include a range of therapies including play and filial therapy, creative arts therapy, and systemic therapies such as family therapy.

The service will be available to all children in foster, adoptive or special guardianship care who have been referred by their local authorities in England.

Who is eligible for the Adoption Support Fund?

The Fund will be available for children up to and including the age of 18 (or 25 with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health & Care Plan) who have been adopted from local authority care in England or adopted from Wales but living in England.