Nottinghamshire County Council

Part of Adoption East Midlands

Type Local Authority Agency
Address Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
Loughborough Road
West Bridgford
Postal Code NG2 7QP
Region East Midlands
Coverage Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas
Phone Number 0115 804 1110
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Ofsted rating Good


Forever Families, Nottinghamshire County Council Adoption Service provides recruitment, preparation, assessment, training and support services for adopters and places children with single people and couples who are approved to adopt. Nottinghamshire places a high number of children with adopters so is well able to identify and link adopters with the right child or children for them. A dedicated team of children’s social workers hold the cases of children with an adoption plan and operates in close cooperation with the adoption team. This helps ensure good quality matching and timescales with the result that most of our adopters are linked with the child or children they go on to adopt within just a few weeks of approval.

Nottinghamshire was one of the first local authorities in the UK to introduce a specialist team to provide support after adoption, with features such as letterbox exchange and staff trained to deliver therapeutic support where families and children need it and welcomes new developments in adoption practice aimed at improving the experience for children and adopters.

We welcome applications from everyone in Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas. Each application is carefully considered on its own merits.

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