Managing adoption breakdown

09:45 - 11:00

The breakdown of an adoption placement after the child has been living with their adoptive family for several years can be intensely difficult and distressing for the children and young people, their adopters and their immediate family. In this session you will learn:

  • How to respond when adopters contact the local authority at a point of crisis
  • The place of an intervention meeting as part of the adoption support being offered
  • How the Secure Base model helps inform workers supporting the family through their difficulties or working with all involved to plan the child’s return to care
  • Where an adoption placement must end, how decisions should be made about the ongoing role of the family in the child’s life
  • What support should be provided for the child, the adoptive parents and any siblings


Elaine Dibben, adoption development consultant, CoramBAAF
Roana Roach, training manager, CoramBAAF

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