Ofsted registers Chroma as an Adoption Support Agency

Chroma, the UK’s leading arts therapy provider, is now registered with Ofsted as an Adoption Support Agency, providing therapy services to children and adults up to 25 years old.

Ofsted inspectors recently evaluated the impact of Chroma’s services on children, young people and adult service users as well as test compliance, support improvement, and focus on the things that matter most to children’s lives (and where relevant other service users).

When working with adoptive families, Chroma therapists use arts therapy, dramatherapy or music therapy approaches to help enhance parent/child attachment and bonding, strengthen family relationships, reduce anxiety and aggression, and build capacity in parents to support their children’s development.

Ofsted inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people as well as ensure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students.

Daniel Thomas, joint managing director at Chroma, said: “Adoption support, through arts therapy is vital in helping children emotionally express themselves as well as help form bonds between parent and child. Having an Ofsted registration allows families who require post-adoption support to have confidence that Chroma provides a high level of therapy services.

“The health, well-being and safety of children, young people and parents are at the very heart of everything that we do, and I am pleased that Ofsted has recognised this. I am also pleased that we are able to demonstrate the effectiveness of our own internal self-assessment approach.”

In relation to the newly recognised Ofsted status, Daniel continued: “We are totally delighted! It is wonderful to be recognised for the work we do, and registration is a testament to our fantastic team and our partners. We are proud as a team and of each other collectively.

Chroma works closely with over 50 local authority post-adoption services. Its work with adoptive families is funded by the Adoption Support Fund to help families and social workers secure significant funding to support music, arts and drama therapy interventions.

Parents and social workers can call Chroma on 0330 440 1838 to talk about the work they do to support adoptive families, and to start to process of securing Adoption Support funding.