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Funding secured for adoption project

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Families in Edinburgh and Aberdeen will be able to attend workshops where strategies to manage behaviour can be learned

A new project will support adoptive families struggling to cope with the challenges faced by their children.

The Aberdeen Charitable Foundation is putting £10,000 into an Adoption UK Scotland project to help support families cope with issues that stem from early childhood neglect or abuse.

The funding will allow the service to offer workshops where adoptive parents can learn strategies and techniques to manage behaviour and challenges, and continued support to families nurturing vulnerable children while living with child-to-parent violence.

Fiona Aitken, director of Adoption UK Scotland, said: “Research has shown that nearly a third of adoptive families are living with real difficulties and consider themselves to be in crisis.

“This leaves them at risk of breakdown or disruption which can be critical for a child who has already been subject to the disruption of their birth family.”

Claire Drummond, head of charitable giving for Aberdeen Charitable Foundation, said: “It’s widely appreciated that adoptive parents are the best agents for change for their children but they require support to do this to the best of their ability.

“The Aberdeen Charitable Foundation is pleased to be able to support Adoption UK Scotland deliver this project for families in Aberdeen and Edinburgh areas, both cities where we operate from.”

The Aberdeen Charitable Foundation was established in 2012 to formalise and develop the group’s charitable giving globally.

 

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