Adoption Support

The childcare support service is here for all NHS parents and grandparents in the Bradford and Airedale area. Support is available on topics such as adoption leave, finding and funding childcare and family savings. Adopting a child is such an exciting experience, but all the planning can be an overwhelming experience too. Practical support and information is available on everything from diet and nutrition and family safety to self esteem and social media support.


Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Policy Overview

We appreciate reading through your Trusts Policy is a lengthy task therefore we have put together a presentation slide to highlight some key areas of information which you may find useful covering pay and rights, leave, flexible working and salary sacrifice information which is all available in the below PDF.

We would always recommend attending one of our NHS Parents Events however due to COVID-19 these events have been put on hold. We are currently working on how we can still offer this in our new virtual way of working so please watch this space for further updates and as always if you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team who will be happy to help.


Useful Links

Adoption UK is a great resource for both established adopters and those considering adoption. It was founded by adoptive parents to offer support, information, advice and encouragement.

Call the Helpline on 0844 848 7900 10am to 4pm (answerphone at other times) or visit for more information.

Find an adoption support agency near you



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