Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Type Local Authority Agency
Consortia We are exploring a new regional partnership with Adopt East.
Address Southend Adoption Service
Floor 7 Civic centre
Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea
County Essex
Postal Code SS2 6ER
Region South East
Coverage Southend and surrounding areas.
Phone Number 01702 212004
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Ofsted rating Good


Southend Adoption service is a successful local authority team, winning Team of the year in 2011 at the National Social Work Awards. In Southend we believe in the personal service and wherever possible prospective adopters will retain the same social worker to support them throughout their whole adoption journey. We are exploring a new regional partnership with Adopt East.

We encourage those interested in adoption to attend one of our monthly information events where you can get all of your questions answers as you begin your own personal adoption journey.

In Southend we recognise that your adoption journey is lifelong and we continue to support placements in many ways. The team are trained in various therapeutic interventions, theraplay, sensory attachment intervention, life story work, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy to name a few. This allows us to tailor support to meet individual need.  We have an adopter and preschool group called Sparkles and we hold monthly post approval/adoption events which are both social and informative. Please see our website for further information or call the team for a chat.

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