Common challenges

Common challenges

Adopted children can often have additional support needs, perhaps due to developmental or health issues, or a traumatic experience in their past. This obviously brings additional challenges to parenting, but there is advice out there to help you provide the best support you can for your child.

Find out more about:

  • Attachment issues
  • Developmental delay
  • Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Trauma
  • Personal resilience




Below are already listed under where to find support?


  • Finding childcare
  • 2 year old funding
  • Early Years Pupil Premium
  • Paying for childcare

Education and schools

  • Finding and choosing a school
  • Pupil premium
  • School term dates?
  • School transport?
  • Home schooling
  • Post 16 education
  • Virtual school
  • Information for schools
  • What schools can offer adopted children

Funding and Benefits

  • Adoption leave and pay
  • Adoption support fund
  • DLA
  • Pupil premiums