PAC-UK was formed on 1 October 2014 as a result of an amicable merger between PAC and After Adoption Yorkshire (AAY), to become the largest independent adoption support agency in the country. Our vision is that all people affected by adoption and other forms of permanence are supported and enabled to live their lives to the full.
PAC-UK exists to improve the lives of families and individuals affected by adoption and other forms of permanence by providing access to a range of individually tailored services and appropriate support depending on need. In addition we aim to increase the awareness and knowledge of professionals and the general public.
To achieve our objectives, we offer the following key services from our offices in London and Leeds:
•An 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;
•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 Training Service offering a comprehensive training programme focussing on adoption and permanent placement specific topics. Some of these workshops and seminars are for professionals only, and some are specifically for parents and carers.
We have partnerships with 42 local authorities stretching from Northumberland and Sefton in the north to Haringey, West Sussex and Buckinghamshire in the south; and in total more than 100 local authorities benefit from our expertise every year.
PAC-UK brings together a multi-disciplinary team of more than 70 staff and volunteers with an extensive range of skills and expertise in working therapeutically with children, adoptive families, other permanent carers, adopted adults and birth parents.
Local Offer (SEND):
Availability & Costs
Daily Session Times:
- Monday: 10:00 - 13:00
- Tuesday: 10:00 - 13:00
- Wednesday: 16:00 - 19:00
- Thursday: 10:00 - 13:00
- Friday: 10:00 - 13:00
Open All Year