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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Adoption Support Passport (ASP)

This page tells you about the Adoption Support Passport (ASP) which can help adoptive families with education, pay and leave, housing and access to the Adoption Support Fund.

Got a question about adoption support?  Contact us for advice on where to get help.

What's available through the ASF?


The following may be available to help your child with their education: 

Adoption pay and leave

Adoption pay and leave is available when your child first comes to live with you. Check with your employer for their individual policy. 


If you live in social housing and claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, you may be entitled to priority housing. Contact your local housing service for advice and information.