Adopter ‘buddy’ scheme secures DfE innovation funding –

People who are keen to adopt will be able to “buddy up” with existing adopters who will mentor them as part of an initiative being backed with £500,000 of government money.

The scheme, called Cornerstone, will also offer aspiring adopters specialist parenting training to help them in their new role, from how to help their child settle into their new home to talking to them about their birth family and why they were adopted.

It is the 10th scheme to be funded through the Department for Education’s £100m Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.

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