ARC Adoption North East

Type Voluntary Adoption Agency
Consortia Northern Consortium of Adoption Agencies
Address Unit 29, North East Business and Innovation Centre
Sunderland Enterprise Park East
County Tyne and Wear
Postal Code SR5 2TA
Region North East
Coverage Primarily we cover the whole of the North East region of England from Northumberland, across to Cumbria and down to North Yorkshire. However, we will consider expressions of interest from anywhere within the UK.
Phone Number 0191 516 6466
Ofsted report SC474819 Ofsted audits all adoption agencies as it does schools and nurseries. Click the link to view the latest Ofsted reports for this agency.
Ofsted rating Outstanding


ARC Adoption North East is an Independent Adoption Agency with an exceptionally experienced team. Collectively, we have worked for over 200yrs in the field, assessing prospective adopters and finding families for children. We aim to recruit over 40 adoptive families a year to greatly increase the opportunities for children to experience family life. We will also use our expertise to provide adopters who can consider fostering to adopt arrangements in order to minimise the moves for children as their plan evolves towards adoption.

Although based in the North East we have the flexibility to work with adopters and local authorities throughout the country and are not restricted by geographical boundaries.

We are looking for adopters who have the time, space and energy to love and nurture a child or siblings of all ages. Enquiries are welcome whether you are single, married or in a partnership.

The team at ARC are professional, friendly, approachable and non-judgemental. We will be with you every step of the way responding to your individual needs; tailoring training and assessment to avoid delay. Here at ARC we recognise the importance of the relationship that develops between adopters and their social worker; you can depend on us to encourage, guide and support you throughout your adoption journey. In keeping with this we operate a daily duty system offering support and advice whenever it is needed.

If you are interested in finding out more please visit our website or give us a call.

Work for this agency and need to notify us of a change?