East Sussex County Council

Type Local Authority Agency
Consortia South East Adoption Consortium
Address 3rd Floor
St Mark's House
14 Upperton Road
County East Sussex
Postal Code BN21 1EP
Region South East
Coverage If you are not resident in East Sussex we will try to accommodate you as far as our resources will allow.
Website www.eastsussex.gov.uk/adoption
Email registertoadopt@eastsussex.gov.uk
Phone Number 0300 330 9470
Ofsted report March 2014 report (PDF) 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


We offer a warm welcome to all prospective adopters, with an efficient, well supported and timely expert service.

  • Our latest Ofsted inspection rated us as ‘Outstanding’. (March 2014)
  • 86% of East Sussex approved adopters have a child living with them in less than 6 months following their approval
  • We’re part of the South East Adoption Consortium, linking our adopters and children more quickly.

We aspire to provide excellence and are frequently reviewing and improving our service. As such we were keen to pilot the new two stage process. We began the pilot in July 2012 and have made improvements to provide a more efficient service while maintaining quality in training and preparation to ensure that adopters coming through are suitable and feel prepared.

East Sussex Post Adoption Service has also been chosen as one of the ten local authorities to pilot the new Adoption Support Fund. We are pleased to participate in this pilot, allowing us the opportunity to influence future policy on adoption support.

We always consider East Sussex approved adopters first when finding families for our children and match with children from anywhere in the country.

For more information visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk

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