Adopt Coast to Coast
|Type||Regional Adoption Agency|
C/O Children & Young People’s Services
Durham County Council
Spectrum 8, Spectrum Business Park
|Postal Code||SR7 7TT|
|Coverage||Sunderland, Durham, Cumbria|
|Phone Number||03000 268 268|
Adopt Coast to Coast is a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) for the North East and North West of England. The partnership brings together Cumbria County Council, Durham County Council and Together for Children which delivers children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council.
The partnership was formed so the three local authorities could more readily work together to speed up the adoption process for the children and babies in their care, and to make the process quicker for prospective adopters.
By combining the expertise of the three dedicated teams, Adopt Coast to Coast can provide even greater support for, and be more responsive to adopted children and their families; helping them to feel secure and supported both in the run up to adoption and once a new family is formed.
Adopt Coast to Coast supports prospective adopters throughout – from making an initial enquiry to starting the application, training, assessment and matching with a key focus on post-adoption support