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Adoption documents 

Nottinghamshire County Council's adoption service operates against a range of policies and criteria to ensure it delivers the best possible quality and its services are regularly checked against national standards.

Adoption recruitment strategy

The aim of the recruitment strategy is to recruit and support sufficient adopters from culturally diverse backgrounds, who are appropriately matched with children who need stable and permanent homes.

Eligibility criteria

Read our criteria to see who is eligible to adopt a child in Nottinghamshire.

Statement of purpose

The Adoption Services Statement of Purpose [PDF] sets out the aims and objectives of the Nottinghamshire Adoption Service. It explains our values and principles, the services we provide and the way we provide them.

Adoption inspection report

We are very proud to maintain the high standard found by our latest Ofsted inspection, which said: 

"Support to adopters is outstanding, including comprehensive welfare rights advice, training, support groups, social events and newsletters. The agency is very good at recruiting adopters and making good matches with children waiting to be adopted. The preparation, assessment and approval of adopters is thorough and they are provided with good and full information about children's histories. The service to birth parents is also outstanding and there is a life-long commitment to all involved in the adoption triangle".

The quality of Nottinghamshire County Council’s adoption service is regularly inspected by Ofsted, and inspection reports can be downloaded from the Ofsted website [PDF].

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