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Information for Local Authorities

If you are an Adoption Support Lead or Social Worker looking for assessments and treatments supported by the Adoption Support Fund, we can help.

Families can contact our child and adolescent team directly. By listening to their needs we can recommend the best treatment course and clinician for their family.

We will provide an estimate of cost for the treatment, which can be submitted by your Local Authority team to the Adoption Support Fund for approval. Once approval from the Adoption Support Fund is given, the appointment will be confirmed. Often appointments are available within a few weeks and sometimes within a few days.


Who are Clinical Partners?

We are the UK’s largest private partnership of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists, working across the UK.

It’s important for us that families see clinicians who are experts in the issues that the family are experiencing. Many of our clinicians have experience of working with adopted and looked after children and are able to help adoptive families overcome some of the difficulties often experienced.

Our phones are answered by qualified psychotherapists or assistant psychologists, who are able to advise on the best treatment option. They know our clinicians well, so will find the right clinician to help the families you are working with.

What services can we provide?

Psychiatric Assessments:

A Psychiatrist is needed to diagnose certain conditions.

Following a full psychiatric assessment, a report will be sent to the family.

Giving a diagnosis if possible and also recommendations for further treatments that would be beneficial. Psychiatrists are also able to prescribe medications.

Conditions commonly diagnosed by psychiatrists include:

Psychology and Psychotherapy:

Psychologists and Psychotherapists often do similar work but on the whole Psychologists focus on cognitive patterns and Psychotherapists will focus on emotional patterns.

Both can be extremely useful for adopted children, helping them work through previous difficulties, understand their emotions and teach them valuable, lifelong, coping skills. Conditions that commonly benefit from psychology or psychotherapy:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders including OCD and PTSD
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anger management difficulties

Parenting support and Family Therapy:

Parenting support therapists work with families to ease difficulties that are making family life hard.

Parenting support offers parents valuable space to talk about their experiences and talk about any frustrations or worries, as well as teaching vital strategies that can make a real difference to their families’ lives. When a child has received a diagnosis for a certain mental health condition, parenting support can help the parents adjust to this, understand what this means for the child and family and also teach the parenting techniques that are useful for their situation.

Family therapy can be hugely beneficial in supporting the family to work together and communicate in a healthy way. Both children and parents get a great deal from family therapy as it creates a safe space to honestly explore emotions.


If you have a family that you are working with who you think would benefit from some support, we can help. Please call 020 3761 7026 to talk to one of our qualified clinical advisors today.

Contact us now to see how we can help

  • Many thanks for this and all your work in helping us get here far more swiftly than we have managed with the NHS. It is much appreciated, and you and Dr Chowdhury have helped greatly in relieving the stress we have been feeling by getting us to a place where we know what is going on, and what we need to do for our son.

  • I would recommend Clinical Partners to anyone who has been struggling with getting a diagnosis, it can totally transform your lives as it has ours.

  • I was fed up with life when I contacted Katie at Clinical Partners, her response to my call and the support thereafter kept me alive.

  • Dr Alison was very caring and approachable. Your approach and response to my call will be remembered for a very long time.

  • Just saw J. He wanted me to tell you how much he appreciated the way you spoke to him on the phone Caroline. He said you made him feel human again when he felt quite suicidal. He was really pleased he was seen so quickly.

  • We met with the doctor today, he was great, we felt at ease with him, he was very professional in his approach and obviously knew what he was doing! Thank you for your help in arranging such a quick appointment.

  • SO grateful to Clinical Partners - well Simon - for the confirmation of NOT having Cyclothymia. Am attempting now to stabilise and get well - something I was told would not happen when diagnosed with Cyclothymia (for life!).

  • I would like to thank the Clinical Partners staff for asking about us. I like to let you know that M's physical and psychological health is great. With my best regards and respect.

  • You have been fantastic at helping T see the help he can get and I am so grateful. Again thank you so much, I really do appreciate the efforts you have put in.

  • Thank you for setting us (and me in particular) off down the road. I will always be grateful to you, and I do feel that you spent a lot of time on my case without much reward.

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