The Family Place Foundation was established in 2020 to improve the lives of adopted, fostered and kinship children and their families, who have been impacted by trauma.
We believe that every child deserves the best possible chance in life.
The Family Place Foundation focuses on projects in England and Wales which:
- bring families together
- support connection
- create memories
- build resilience
Over many years families have told us how hard it is to access particular kinds of help. For example:
- supported, whole-family activities for when your child finds things hard
- opportunities for families to be together alongside support, so that everyone can genuinely relax
- support from staff with specialist training – being able to access someone who ‘really gets it’ and access views of different professionals
We set up The Family Place Foundation specifically for these types of projects. We want to provide innovative, creative support that families cannot access elsewhere. Most importantly, we want the work to be guided by our families.
The Family Place Foundation and The Family Place Ltd.
The Family Place Foundation has a close working relationship with The Family Place Ltd, an independent adoption support service. Foundation funds are raised via charitable grants and direct donations. Some of the projects are provided to families (past and present) who have accessed work with The Family Place Ltd. This represents a group of over 300 families with complex needs. Other projects are open to all.
The Foundation commissions a wide range of providers to support the projects. It can also draw on a team of well-qualified practitioners at The Family Place Ltd at subsidised rates to provide staffing needs.
Our Participation Group and future plans
To ensure our work is family-focused, we have started a Participation Group. We hope that by empowering parents and carers to influence the direction of the charity, our work will be as helpful as possible to families.
With access to highly-trained and experienced specialist practitioners, we explore innovative ideas and provide interventions which are exclusive to The Family Place Foundation. From our provision, we continue to evaluate and share our outcomes.
Our aim is to become the leaders, finding new ways to help!
What we do
We provide therapeutic support for adopted, fostered and kinship children, and their families through therapeutic residential camps, activity days, workshops and support groups.
Read about our Family Activity Days, Multi-Specialist Consultations, Parent/Carer Workshops, Family respite camps and Child-Parent Therapeutic groups.