A Milton Keynes-based adoption agency has received a new projector from its IT support company that it says will help in the children’s therapy sessions.

Adoptionplus, a voluntary adoption agency that specialises in finding families for older children with complex needs, can now offer a special environment for its children attending therapy sessions. The technology, the not-for-profit agency said, will help in the way it is able to work with the children, foster carers and local authorities which require specialist therapeutic intervention.

As Adoptionplus handles more complicated cases involving children who may have experienced some form of abuse in the past, the organisation has a pressing need for making psychological breakthroughs. The new projector offers an entirely new and innovative way for the agency to conduct its therapy sessions that it feels will complement the work it is already doing.

One of the major concerns raised by staff at the Moulsoe offices in Milton Keynes in the past has been the lack of an intimate and comfortable space in which to work with the troubled youngsters. Now, this new IT solution allows the children to project onto the entire wall from an iPad, enabling them to personalise their environment and become more interactive throughout the sessions.

Joanne Alper, service director at Adoptionplus, told Milton Keynes Citizen: “Our offices are in a barn conversion so we have a big therapy room which is brilliant for sessions with all the family. But we were finding it difficult to make it cosy for individual therapy sessions with children. We needed to have the flexibility to create a smaller, cosier space where children will feel safe to talk.

“This was such a wonderful solution, offering the children the chance to have some control over their environment and to personalise their therapy. Unfortunately, as a not-for-profit agency we couldn't afford it but DWM Technical Solutions donated the projector and screen and installed it all for free.”