TCCR has secured a share of a £1.7 million fund to help couples who have adopted children.
TCCR was successfully selected to receive over £190,000 from the adoption tranche of the National Prospectus Grant, awarded by the Department for Education (DfE). The grant will enable TCCR to work with couples over the next 12 months, providing essential support and offering a variety of tailored therapeutic services specially designed for adoptive couples which have hitherto been unavailable.
The work is being delivered in partnership with the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF). We will deliver a relationship support programme for adoptive parents that will address a current gap in high quality evidence-based adoption support and via specialist training we will improve the skills, the knowledge and capacity of the adoption workforce to provide high quality adoption practice.
The innovative approach moves the emphasis beyond a primary focus on mothers and parenting to encompass the couple's relationship in order to improve outcomes for adoptive children. This activity will help strengthen the couple's bond and allow them to concentrate on building or growing their family in a happy and harmonious way.
TCCR and BAAF are looking for adoptive parents to participate. Couples interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org.