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The tiered approach to providing adoption support services

ACE adoption support services are provided through the ‘spokes’ These are 3 teams of ACE social workers located in the north (Coventry) central (Warwick) and south (Worcester) of the ACE region.

Following an initial contact with Adoption Central England, adoptive families will be offered a range of adoption support within a tiered framework. At every tier, the aim of the support and intervention is to improve the life experiences and outcomes for adoptive families.

The tier of intervention offered to the family will be proportionate to the needs of the child and family. It is important that adoptive families have access to services at the right time and can move between the tiers of interventions including stepping down when the levels of needs or risks reduce.

ACE use approaches informed by Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) that are safe, open, and engaging, delivered by staff who are informed, trained and supported in their work with children and families at all stages of the process.