Support for Families

Here you will find information on the adoption support, child benefit and charities who support family life.

Adoption support

Click here to obtain information about the Adoption support fund.

The adoption support fund (ASF) provides funds to local authorities (LAs) and regional adoption agencies (RAAs) to pay for essential therapeutic services for eligible adoptive and special guardianship order (SGO) families.

The ASF model is based on the existing statutory framework for the assessment of adoption support or SGO support needs and the provision of support services.

Family lives

This website offers help and support on all aspects of family life.

Child benefit

Click on the link to find out more on how to apply for child benefit.

You get Child Benefit if you’re responsible for bringing up a child who is:

Only one person can get Child Benefit for a child.

It’s paid every 4 weeks and there’s no limit to how many children you can claim for.