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Family Adoption Links

Leicestershire

Dedicated to and passionate about adoption excellence.

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About us

Here at Family Adoption Links Leicestershire we have a dedicated and passionate team who are here to support you all the way through your adoption journey.

Recruitment

We are here to talk you through the options and things to consider if you are thinking about adoption. We’ll provide lots of information, advice and our useful Adoption Information event to help you to decide when the best time for you to start the adoption journey will be.

Assessment

Our experienced team will guide you through the assessment process, providing comprehensive training and mentoring to help you grow your knowledge and confidence in adoption. In turn, this will give you the best chance possible of being approved as adopters and finding the right child for you.

Family Finding & matching

Working with our Assessment team, our Family Finding team will understand, through your assessment, your potential strengths and abilities as potential adopters and aim to find the ideal match for you. As part of Family Adoption Links, all partner Local Authorities work together, pooling our adopters and children who are waiting to provide a better choice and well-matched placement of children with adopters.

0116 305 05 05
adoption@leics.gov.uk
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You Can Adopt Information Event

Family Adoption Links hold free, monthly and online Information Events to give you the opportunity to find out everything you need to know about adoption and enjoy a unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions from people who have already adopted.

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Post Adoption Support

Adoption support needs to be life-long and at Family Adoption Links Leicestershire, we offer support to our adopters for as long as it is needed. Our team includes therapists, experienced social workers and support staff, all of whom will be there for you and your adopted child whatever life may bring.

You can call the Post-adoption helpline on 0116 305 1126, which is open every Wednesday 9am-12pm, for support and advice or to talk to someone about how you are feeling. If they’re not able to provide all the support and advice you need they’ll be able to signpost you to other services. Alternatively, you can contact us by email and we will endeavor to get back to you within 5 working days.

Complimentary support subscription

We are delighted to now offer parents a free 12 month’s membership to CATCH (Children and Trauma Community Hub).

Request your membership here.

Free training for all adopters

When you adopt with Family Adoption Links Leicestershire, you gain access to a whole range of free online and in person training, courses include

      • Talking about Adoption I and II
      • Therapeutic Parenting I and II
      • FASD
      • Non Violent Resistance Training
      • The Child’s Sensory World
      • Family and Friends Training I and II

Book your place here.

Little Lambs - Monthly Stay and Play

Why not come and join our super friendly group where you can meet and chat with other adopters and explore fun ways to engage and bond with your child? There will also be occasional guest speakers covering areas such as child development, Play Therapy, Life Story Work and Speech and Language.

Held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 10.45 and 12.30am and hosted by the friendly Social Workers from the Adoption Team, why not drop us an email to find out the location and book your place?

Walk and Talk - meet other adopters for a stroll in nature

Grab the scooters and skates, bikes and buggies and join us for a stroll in beautiful nature. You and your little one can meet and make friends with others who have enjoyed this unique journey to becoming a family whilst enjoying the fresh air (and hopefully the sunshine!).

Big kids are welcome but no pooches I’m afraid.  Don’t forget to dress for the weather and if you fancy coffee and a cake afterwards bring some money for the cafe.

Takes place every 4th Tuesday of the month between 10 and 11.30am.  To find out the location, please drop us an email.

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Busy Butterflies – join us for fun-filled play sessions

Bring your little ones and enjoy the chance to play and make friends with other adopters and their families as we enjoy crafts, toys and other sensory activities. Wigston area. 9.30-11am.

Book your place here

Dates for 2024

Wednesday 28th February

Wednesday 27th March

Wednesday 24th April

Wednesday 22nd May

Wednesday 26th June

Wednesday 25th September

Wednesday 30th October

Wednesday 27th November

Wednesday 18th December

The Adopter Consultation Hub

We’re really proud to offer our adopters the opportunity to join the Adopter Consultation Hub. Meeting virtually every 2 months, the group consults on and co-produces materials across a wide range of subjects to ensure the support we offer is relevant and useful to adopters.

If you’d like to get involved, send us an email.

Collabor8

It’s really important to us that our young adopted people get involved and offer their insight into improving our services. With this in mind, we create Collabor8, a forum of young people who we employ to consult and collaborate on our services.

If your young person would like to get involved, send us an email.

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Adoption Statement of Purpose

As an Adoption Service in England, we are required to produce a written Statement of Purpose each year which sets out details of our services and how we will meet our commitment to providing high-quality care and support for our children, young people, and adopters.

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Room 500, Rutland Building
Glenfield
Leicester
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