Together for Children are rated Good by Ofsted

Adoption and Fostering teams

Ofsted, the government office for standards in education, children's services and skills, found Together for Children's voluntary adoption agency to be good and rated the effectiveness of leadership and management within adoption as outstanding.

The Ofsted report for adoption states that:

  • The agency recruits, assesses, prepares and trains prospective adopters well. This means that they are well equipped to parent the children they go on to adopt and to provide them with stable and nurturing homes.
  • Adoptive families are provided with a wide range of training that is appropriate to their needs.
  • The agency’s provision of adoption support, both for children before their adoption and for them and their families after adoption, is creative and proactive and of excellent quality.
  • The leadership and management of the agency is innovative and inspirational.

Ofsted praises creative, innovative and proactive ways in which support is provided to adoptive families and their children and how the agency is able to place children with their adoptive families in a timely manner with successful use of foster to adopt placements. The report also comments on excellent developmental training for team members.

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