North Somerset Council Adoption Team

Part of Adoption West (Trowbridge Office)

Type Local Authority Agency
Consortia South West Adoption Consortium
Address CYPS
Town Hall,
Weston Super Mare
Postal Code BS23 1UJ
Region South West
Coverage North Somerset. Areas of Somerset, BANES (Bath and North East Somerset), Bristol and South Gloucstershire, depending on travel distance to North Somerset.
Website www.n-somerset.gov.uk/adoption
Email adoption@n-somerset.gov.uk
Phone Number 01275 888 236
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Ofsted rating Outstanding

Description

North Somerset Adoption Service aims to:

  • ensure that all children living in North Somerset have the opportunity to grow up in a permanent, safe, loving home, and where this cannot be provided by the birth family, adoption will be considered.
  • ensure that the needs, wishes, welfare and safety of the child are at the centre of the adoption process
  • provide placements which meet these individual needs, including those of ethnicity, religion, sibling groups, disabled children, children with complex emotional and behavioural needs and children with special needs
  • ensure that people who are interested in becoming adoptive parents (including those wishing to adopt a child from overseas) are welcomed without prejudice, responded to promptly and given clear information about recruitment, assessment, approval and support services
  • ensure that birth families are treated fairly, openly and with respect throughout the adoption process and have access to adoption support services
  • ensure that adopted adults are treated fairly, openly and with respect throughout the process of searching for their records
  • work in partnership with other agencies, using an holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, to meet the needs of adoptive families.

We are looking for adopters who are able to consider a single child aged 4 years and older; or siblings where one of the children is over 4 years of age, please get in touch for more information.

For more information visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk.

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