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The future of adoption in London – Regionalising Adoption in London

 

Vision for London

Our vision is to ensure that all London’s children who require adoptive families receive excellent services that meet their needs leading to excellent outcomes for them and their adoptive family.

Our vision for the future of adoption in London

 

What is regionalising adoption?

The Department for Education paper Regionalising Adoption proposes the move to regional adoption agencies across the country. This is to speed up matching, improve adopter recruitment and support, reduce costs and to improve the life chances of some of our most vulnerable children.

 

Taking our vision forward

Association of London Directors of Children's Services and the London Adoption Board are committed to taking this work forward with input from people who have adopted, plan to adopt in the future, adopted children and those that work in adoption services. This is to ensure that regionalisation in London delivers the best, most timely outcomes and experiences for both children and adopters. To do this we are holding a number of workshops with stakeholder groups asking them to help shape the future of adoption in London.  

 

Champions

Four adoption Champions support us in taking this work forward. Each Champion was nominated by their peers because of their operational knowledge and their outstanding service.   Our London Champions are:

Adoption support – Peter Sandiford, PAC
Matching – Clare Luby, Achieving for Children
Planning and early permanence – Jeanne Kaniuk, Coram
Recruitment – Shirley Elliott, PACT Charity

 

Update

The Regionalising Adoption for London project team regularly sends out updates on how work is progressing. You can also sign up for the Update.

 

We are on Facebook

The Facebook page is one of the ways we are talking to Londoners who are interested in the future of adoption. To keep in touch please like and follow us search @LondonAdoption or https://www.facebook.com/LondonAdoption/

 

Do you want to get involved?

You can send the team an email: [email protected]