Dear Sutton Borough Council,

For the purposes of academic research please can you provide us with answers to the following questions:

1. Which agency/organisation/individual provides counselling/therapeutic support to birth parents following adoption?
2. What is the total amount of government funding provided to the Local authority adoption team per annum?
3. From this total amount how much money is allocated to the provision of post adoption counselling/therapeutic support for birth parents?

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Davey

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

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Luiza Tylinska, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Samantha Davey,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO FOIS2219

I refer to your request for information concerning Adoption counselling
support information. 

Your request:

For the purposes of academic research please can you provide us with
answers to the following questions:

 

1. Which agency/organisation/individual provides counselling/therapeutic
support to birth parents following adoption?

 

Sutton is part of a consortium and the agency is Adoption London South. 

 

2. What is the total amount of government funding provided to the Local
authority adoption team per annum?

 

It needs to be noted that children placed for adoption in Sutton are not
placed by Sutton but other local authorities and they hold the relevant
government funding information.

 

3. From this total amount how much money is allocated to the provision of
post adoption counselling/therapeutic support for birth parents?

 

This service is provided by Adoption London South and birth parents can
receive up to 6 sessions. We have provided more than this for some birth
parents.  

 

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