Member Only Support
Support services from member only organisations
This page is where you can find out more about organisations you can access as members due to being special guardians from boroughs that make up the Special Guardianship North London Consortium. Other new services are coming very soon and will be advertised here as they become available. These will include specialist professional advice and help for Special Guardians and the opportunities to meet other Special Guardians in London, advice and counselling for you, your child or the family who live with you. All these services will be by phone or by online video during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you need to speak to a social worker about your child, you can still contact your local authority special guardianship team.
Adopt London and PACT’s Adopter Hub are offering a web-based support service to families living with a child under a Special Guardianship Order from any of the 23 Adopt London boroughs. Being online means you can access this support when its convenient to you. The Hub provides families with: eLearning; webinars on a range of topics from severe behaviours to emotional resilience; access to experienced practitioners for online support, peer support chat via an exclusive forum and valuable resources helping to reduce isolation, increase resilience and prevent breakdowns.
Memberships have been paid for by Adopt London for Special Guardians. You will automatically receive an email with the ‘Adopt London passcode’ to access this resource from your local authority special guardianship team, so please check your inbox or contact them directly for more information.
There is more about the benefits of being a member on the Adopt London page.
National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP)
A new service you are invited to join for free is from the National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) www.naotp.com
If you a special guardian looking after children who have suffered trauma, NATP can support you and offers a range of benefits including a dedicated helpline.
To access this offer please email: [email protected] and quote the code ‘Adopt London’ the rest will be done for you.
Adopt London has summarised the benefits of being a NATP member and provides an update of support available each week here - NATP members update
New Family Social
There is a 1 year membership to this LGBT+ community charity for all Consortium boroughs that covers all foster carers,
private foster carers and special guardians. www.newfamilysocial.org,uk