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Adoption Support Fund Evaluation

DfE publishes findings from seminal IPC study exploring the impact of a national Adoption Support Fund providing therapeutic support for adopted or SGO children and their families across England.

For an evaluation summary visit here.


The adoption support fund (ASF) provides funds to local authorities and regional adoption agencies (RAAs) to pay for essential therapeutic services for eligible adoptive and special guardianship order (SGO) families.

IPC’s evaluation of the ASF for DfE (2018-2022) is now concluded, with a suite of reports published here by DfE between 2020 and 2022, including: