GOV.UK Covid-19 Adoption Support Fund


Up to £8 million in funding for adoptive families to meet needs arising from Coronavirus outbreak.

The therapies available through the COVID-19 Adoption Support Fund will be delivered alongside those already offered by the Fund, such as music activities, play therapy and family support sessions. The Fund will be flexible so that local authorities and regional adoption agencies have discretion to spend their share of the money on the support that adoptive families in their areas need most at this time. The funding aims to help fill gaps in provision caused by the impact of COVID-19, including where local authority staff are unable to attend work due to sickness or self-isolation.

DfE enquiries

General enquiries – for members of the public 0370 000 2288

DfE coronavirus helpline – for members of the public 0800 046 8687

GOV.UK – Covid-19 Adoption Support Fund Press Release