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Adoption & Permanency Support



PAC-UK is the country’s largest independent Adoption Support Agency. From offices in London and Leeds we reach out to families and professionals from the Scottish borders to the south coast.

Entering adoption, Special Guardianship or another permanent placement is an important step forward in a child’s life. At PAC-UK we understand that this is the beginning of a life-long journey, not just for the child, but also for the adoptive/permanent care family and the birth family left behind. Our support extends to all these groups, and includes adults adopted as children who continue to find difficulties arising on their own life journey. We also offer advice to professionals working with these families in different contexts – in particular adoption social workers, school teachers and virtual school staff.

We offer the following key services:
•Advice Line staffed by qualified and experienced PAC-UK counsellors who can provide advice and information on all aspects of adoption and other forms of permanent care;
•Peer Advice Line staffed by experienced adopters offering understanding, a listening ear and signposting to further services;
•An Adult Counselling and Intermediary Service accessible to adopted/permanently placed people, adopters/permanent carers and those working towards this; birth family members; professionals;
•A Child and Family Service offering support, counselling and therapy to adoptive families or those with a permanently placed child, including Special Guardians and Kinship Carers;
•An Education Service working with children, parents and schools to improve the educational experience of adopted/permanently-placed children;
•A First Family Service for Birth Parents and Birth Relatives providing a range of advice, counselling and groups for birth parents and other birth relatives;
•A Peer Service being delivered within our joint partnership with Adoption UK;
•A range of Support Groups for Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents (all groups are informal, confidential and free of charge);
•A Training Service offering a comprehensive training programme focussing on topics specific to adoption and permanent placement. Some of these workshops and seminars are for professionals only, and some are specifically for parents and carers.

Contact information

0113 230 2100


After Adoption Yorkshire, Hollyshaw House, 2 Hollyshaw Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7BD

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Opening times

  • 10.00am-1.00pm
  • 10.00am-1.00pm
  • 4.00pm-7.00pm
  • 10.00am-1.00pm
  • 10.00am-1.00pm


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    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? No

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    • Family And Parenting Support / Adoption And Fostering

    Last updated

    Last updated: 15/3/2019

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    0113 230 2100

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