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Adoption Information Event | Blackpool

Date for your Diary: Tuesday 16th April, 2019

Has adopting a child crossed your mind? If you'd like to find out more about the adoption process and starting the journey - come and meet our friendly team at one…

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Adoption Information Event Dates 2019

A full list of information event dates for 2019. We invite those interested in learning more about adopting a child to attend one of our information sessions. Read…

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Talk Adoption | Garstang Show

Date for your Diary: Saturday 5th August, 2017

Meet our friendly team at The Garstang Show, 5 August 2017. The team will also be in the Garstang area shortly after to hold an information session for anyone wishing…

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Adoption Information Event | Garstang

Date for your Diary: Wednesday 16th August, 2017

Our friendly and informal events are held regularly to help prospective adopters learn more about the adoption process and give an opportunity to ask any questions…

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LGBT Fostering & Adoption Week 2017

Blackpool Council will be supporting LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week, 6-12 March 2017. Learn more about what will be taking place.

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Children and Social Work Bill published

The government have released their main proposals relating to adopted children, you can read more about them here

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Adoption Support Fund (ASF) Will Be Extended Into 2016 | News

The Adoption Support Fund became available to adopters throughout England in May 2015. With more than £19 million extra funding allocated to support adoptive families,…

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National Adoption Week | News

Learn about National Adoption Week 2015 and find out what Blackpool Council Adoption Services will be doing to celebrate. From information events, and Q&A sessions…

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Celebrate Sister’s Day: 2nd August 2015 | Blog

Sister’s Day 2015 is a dedicated day to celebrate the relationship between sisters.

Sisters are not defined by the blood that runs through your veins but by…

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£30m Boost For Adoption Services | News

The funding, to be formally announced in todays budget, will cover the costs of finding out of area adoptive placements

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Adoption Support Fund: What Therapeutic Services Are You Entitled To? | Blog

What therapeutic services are now available under the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) and what services will ASF not pay for?

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What is the New Adoption Support Fund (ASF)? | Blog

From 1 May 2015, adoptive parents throughout England can benefit from new funding under the Adoption Support Fund (ASF).

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New £19.3 Million Support Fund For Adoptive Parents | News

Adoptive parents will benefit from new funding worth £19.3 million to access the best possible care and support for children. The Adoption Support Fund will pay…

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Adoption Leave & Pay: New Laws From 5th April 2015 | News

The government has made a number of changes to statutory rights in connection with adoption leave and pay which apply to the parents of children placed for adoption…

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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015 | News

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week is run by New Family Social, the UK support group for LGBT adopters and foster carers. Blackpool Council proudly supports the LGBT…

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New Year, New You | Blog

A New Year brings with it a chance to start afresh, to act upon thoughts or goals you may have been contemplating for some time. If you have thought about adding…

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A Thank You For Adopters | Blog

We'd like to express a huge thank you for your continued support, dedication, and most importantly giving children the brighter future they deserve.

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Adoption Placement Numbers Improve | News

Recent data released by the Government illustrates positive changes from measures introduced to improve the adoption system. Click 'Read Full Article' for the full…

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The Adoption Passport - A Support Guide for Adopters | Resources

Local Authorities provide a range of support services for adopters and their children. Every adopter is entitled to advice about these services, and you are entitled…

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Improving the Adoption System 2014 | News

The Department of Education recently published an article regarding the new goverment rules for speeding up the Adoption Process which will come into force this…

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Father's Day - A Time to Celebrate | Blog

Father’s Day is fast approaching. All families in the UK will come together on the 15th June to celebrate the special men in their lives. Blackpool Council Adoption…

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Adopt North West | News

We are proud to be one of the twenty two Local Authorities involved in this project, working together to find permanent families for 623 children in the North West…

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Register for the Pupil Premium | News

Date for your Diary: Thursday 16th January, 2014

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to help assist with the development of disadvantaged children. It's now being made available to children…

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Adoptive Parents featured on Channel 4 | News

Two of our adopters have been asked ‘what matters most when it comes to adoption’ in a recent short film for Channel 4’s 4thought, a series dedicated to thoughtful…

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Legislation Change to the Adoption Process 2013 | News

A new change in legislation will see the timescales for the Adoption Process shorten.

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