What is Adopt Coast to Coast?
Adopt Coast to Coast is a partnership which brings together the extensive knowledge and expertise of local authority adoption agencies across the North East.
Adopt Coast to Coast oversees the adoption work undertaken by Durham County Council and Together for Children, which delivers children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council.
Why have things changed?
The government wants all local authority adoption services across England to be managed across a wider geographical area, rather than just by one council or organisation, to give more children and prospective adopters the opportunity to find their perfect family – so we joined forces as a Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt Coast to Coast.
How will it be better?
Adopt Coast to Coast will speed up the adoption process and find the best match for the babies and children in our care. Our partnership also offers the opportunity to provide greater support for, and be more responsive to, our adoptive families.
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Statement of Purpose
Please view the Adopt Coast to Coast Statement of Purpose 2023/24.
As part of our commitment to support prospective adopters and adopters we have produced an Adopter’s Charter 2023.
How will the local authorities work together?
The two local authority partners are all fully committed to the shared vision for Adopt Coast to Coast, where:
“…children will achieve their full potential within a loving and secure family, and everyone affected by adoption will receive a high quality innovative and sustainable service.”
The local authority adoption teams already provide adoption services which are rated Good by Ofsted, meaning we have a strong foundation for our collaborative working.
Who are our people?
Paula Gibbons is the Head of Service for Adopt Coast to Coast.
Paula reports to a Governance Board; and she chairs both operational and strategic groups to make sure Adopt Coast to Coast is providing the best service.
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