Changes to adoption services - Yorkshire and Humber
In Yorkshire and the Humber adoption services are changing to be delivered on a regional basis. This means that local authorities will no longer be individually providing adoption services but will combine to form a larger, more effective regional adoption agency.
In the north of Yorkshire and the Humber this will be happening in stages over the next few months. From April the local authorities in the area will be recruiting adopters jointly through a new regional recruitment website; One Adoption or by calling 01904 566007.
‘One Adoption North and Humber’ will join together North East Lincolnshire Council; Hull City Council; North Yorkshire County Council; City of York Council; East Riding of Yorkshire Council; North Lincolnshire Council, the Voluntary Adoption Agencies (VAAs) including Adoption Support Agencies (ASAs).
What does this mean if I want to adopt in my area?
Working regionally will allow children to be placed in a more timely way and improve the adoption and therapeutic support offer as well as enabling us to share best practice and develop our services more effectively. While the names of the agency in your local area will eventually change, the people and ethos remains the same. Our aim being to continue to provide quality adoption support that meets the needs of those involved in adoption. We will:
- share good practice across the region;
- place children for adoption in a more timely way;
- recruit families for the children who are waiting;
- share across the region the range and accessibility and quality of adoption support;
- provide a timely assessment and approval process for those wanting to adopt.
Adoption and fostering information evenings
We invite anyone with an interest in adoption or fostering to come along to one of our information evenings to talk privately to a social worker who can answer any queries you may have.
We would particularly like to hear from people who are interested in caring for children of all age groups, children with additional needs and sibling groups.
The events take place at the Learning Development Centre in Scunthorpe from 5.30pm to 8pm on the following dates:
- Tuesday 23 May 2017
- Tuesday 4 July 2017
- Tuesday 15 August 2017
- Tuesday 26 September 2017
- Tuesday 7 November 2017
Make an enquiry about adoption