Adoption Support Fund

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the need for reform of The Adoption Support Fund to ensure that regional adoption agencies have ring-fenced grants to provide long-term therapy for people who need it.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) has provided over £184 million to 64,000 families since its introduction in 2015, with the fund continuing over the 2021/22 financial year. The department works closely with regional adoption agencies and local authorities on the delivery of the ASF.

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