Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual
Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board Procedures Manual

6.2.5 Support for Foster Carers who Adopt

This chapter has been added to the procedures manual in November 2019.


  1. Foster carers who have adopted their foster children are entitled to access the range of adoption support services that are offered by the agency (see Adoption Support Services Procedure: Adoption East Midlands Support).

    They should be actively encouraged to take advantage of these services rather than having to contact their fostering social worker, which may be the tendency, particularly if they continue to foster;
  2. Financial support may be available to foster carers who adopt; this must be addressed by the child’s social worker in consultation with Adoption East Midlands.

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