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Review of the adoption support fund COVID-19 scheme

Report on findings from a review of the Department for Education (DfE) funded adoption support fund (ASF) COVID-19 scheme.

Applies to England


Review of the adoption support fund COVID-19 scheme

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-280-9, DFE – RR1152PDF, 211KB, 15 pages


The COVID-19 scheme provided emergency funding to regional adoption agencies (RAAs) and local authorities to support children who had left care either through adoption or with a special guardianship order (SGO), and their families, to meet needs arising from the pandemic.

The findings in this report cover:

  • the need for support during the pandemic
  • the impact of the COVID-19 scheme on children and families
  • the operation of and learning from the scheme from the perspectives of RAAs, local authorities and providers

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