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Whether you are looking to adopt, need post adoption support, or attend one of our training courses, our personal approach and commitment is what makes Family Futures so special. We are here for you and together we will work towards a better tomorrow. To find out more, watch our video.

Family Futures has been helping families heal for over 20 years. Our unique and innovative Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) model offers a multidisciplinary Assessment and Treatment service to adopted, fostered and special guardianship children and their families throughout the UK.  The treatment programme integrates Sensory Integration, Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

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Latest News

A different approach to assessing prospective adopters

Julia Press, Senior Social Work practitioner, reflects on Adoption Assessments at Family Futures

Joining the i-Adopt team at Family Futures really enlightened me as to how assessments of prospective adopters can, and should be done. That is, effectively, therapeutically and meaningfully, while always holding the ‘developmentally traumatised child’ in mind – the child who will, if all goes well, be placed for adoption with the families who are being assessed.

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Q&A with Alan Burnell in Adoption Today magazine

After 21 years at the helm of Family Futures, our co-founder Alan Burnell, retired in September 2019. You can read a Q&A with Alan which featured in Adoption Today magazine (October 2019) here, about the highlights of his career and his hopes for the future of adoption services.

Adoption Today is a magazine for Adoption UK members. If you are interested in more information about the magazine visit: https://www.adoptionuk.org/adoption-today.

Tributes to Alan Burnell on his retirement


Exciting new evidence for an effective therapeutic intervention for older adopted children

New research by Family Futures, to be published in the Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect, November 2019, provides supporting evidence that a therapeutic intervention which is neuro-developmental and holistic in approach improved outcomes for children who had experienced developmental trauma and who had later been placed for adoption.

There is substantial evidence regarding the life-long impact of early maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health and social prospects, mental health, violence, criminality and poor engagement in education. Children who have been maltreated and subsequently fostered or adopted are more likely than others to…



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