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Family imageABOUT EMASS: Find out about the East Midlands Adoption Support Service.

About the East Midlands Adoption Support Service

The EMASS is a service working in partnership with a number of local authorities and voluntary sector organisations to ensure adopted children and those with attachment-based difficulties and their families in the East Midlands receive the support they need when they need it.

What we do

  • We listen to you and provide independent advice without judgement.
  • We support all adopted children and those subject to Special Guardianship Orders who were formerly in local authority care and who are struggling in education.
  • We can provide training and support to schools, parents and professionals on ways to meet the particular needs of adopted children and young people using an attachment-based approach.
  • We provide this online portal where you can access information, advice and signposting to local and national support groups and services: 
  • We can explain what is available for you and your family through the Adoption Support Fund and other specialist adoption services provided by your local authority.
  • We can provide sessional support to you and your child/children to deliver jointly agreed outcomes.

Training and practice-sharing events

Find out about our forthcoming training events, conferences and practice-sharing sessions by visiting our Training and events page.


Share your learning and good practices on our EMASS Forum page.

EMASS Toolkit

Learn about the free Toolkit of resources that the project team are producing.


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