Support For Adoptive Families

Contact Us

Please get in touch with our dedicated teams if you have any enquiry or if you would like to find out more about our Adoption Services. Please note that at present we are experiencing a high volume of enquiries, but we will aim to respond to your enquiry within 2 working days.

Support Services

For information about our Adoption Support Services, contact our Adoption Support Service at:

Support Group

Contact our Support Group team at:

All Other Enquiries

For all other enquiries, please contact us at:

Advice

Our experienced team is here to offer support and to signpost you to other services where appropriate.

In an emergency, which cannot wait until the office is open, please contact the children's out of hours team for your local authority, the telephone number for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is 01733 234724. Importantly, we are not a crisis team and if you are concerned about the emotional well-being of mental health of the child you are looking after or parenting, please discuss this in the first instance with your family GP.

Meeting your Family's Specific Needs

The Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Team recognise that adoption and being cared for by a special guardian can have a lifelong impact on both children and adults. We understand the complexities around this and the challenges families can face. Therefore, our team will work to assess your support needs and provide you with a tailored support package should needs be identified. 

Please contact us on 01480 379679 or email us at adoptionandSGO.SupportDuty@cambridgeshire.gov.uk and will provide further details on how to access this support.

Access to the Adoption Support Fund

The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) has been established to help families access the services they need more easily. The amount per child per year is £5,000 for therapy, as well as a separate amount of up to £2,500 per child if special assessments are needed. Access to the fund is achieved should the team’s assessment identify therapeutic need specifically related to adoption or their family placement.

Post Box

Letterbox contact is a formal arrangement for birth relatives and adoptive families to share information. Please note that this is a confidential service. If you have any questions or queries about initiating or existing Letterbox arrangements, please contact:

Support Groups, Study Days and Training

We host a number of Adoption Support Groups across the region where families can come together and share experiences.

For information contact: SupportGroups@cambridgeshire.gov.uk