What is Adopt Coast to Coast?
Adopt Coast to Coast is a partnership which brings together the extensive knowledge and expertise of three local authority adoption agencies across the North East and North West.
From 1 April 2021, Adopt Coast to Coast will oversee the adoption work undertaken by Cumbria and Durham County Councils and Together for Children, which works 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 our Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt Coast to Coast, has been created.
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.
Adopt Coast to Coast is ready to receive enquiries from people interested in adoption now.
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Statement of Purpose
Please view the Adopt Coast to Coast Statement of Purpose.
Cumbria County Council Statement of Purpose.
Together for Children Statement of Purpose.
How will the three local authorities work together?
The three local authorities 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.”
All three local authorities already provide adoption services which are rated Good by Ofsted, creating a strong foundation for us to continue working collaboratively to develop our plan and find children secure and loving homes.
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.
For any media enquiries please contact Hayley Ford, Communications and Marketing Officer on 07825 901 725.