Resources for adopters

Resources for adopters

We've collated some resources which you might find helpful. If you have used any resources and think they could be useful to other adopters, please do let us know by filling in the form below.

Books for adoptive parents

External workshops and events

Pupil premium funding guide and how to access it

Useful websites

EHC Needs Assessments explained on the IPSEA website explains what an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) is. It gives a clear idea of the process involved in applying for one, as well as how to appeal the outcome of one. 

Child Law Advice website explores the law around provision of education for children with special educational needs.  It also gives a good overview of an ECHP.

Gov.uk Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools explains what Pupil Premium is and who is eligible for it.

Gov.Uk Pupil premium: Conditions of grant explains how schools should spend pupil premium and how they are held to account and how much it actually is. 

School transitions

Parents often tell us that they don’t know what to look for when choosing a school. In consultation with experienced adoptive parents, we’ve identified some key questions to consider.

Key questions to ask when choosing a primary school (pdf)

Key questions to ask when choosing a secondary school (pdf)

Watch the School Transitions webinar with Dr Georgina Hibbert.

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