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Adoption inspection provides positive outcome

Published: Thursday, 4th April 2019

Birmingham Children’s Trust Adoption Agency received a positive outcome from their first adoption inspection, held in February this year.

Inspectors met with adopters, children, social workers and managers, exploring recruitment, training and support, and tracking cases.

The service was judged to be ‘good’ overall and leadership and management was judged to be ‘outstanding’.

 Ofsted described the leadership and management of the service as ‘innovative and inspirational’ with staff who ‘really care about the children they work with’.

Councillor Kate Booth, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing, said: “We are very pleased with the outcome. Birmingham Children’s Trust is providing a high quality adoption service. The city council places a really high priority on the wellbeing of all our children, particularly the most vulnerable.”

Andrew Christie, chair of Birmingham Children’s Trust, said: “We are delighted with the progress made by the Trust in such a critical part of our service. Our adopters provide a life changing opportunity for some of the city’s most vulnerable children and young people. Our staff are committed to delivering the highest quality support to them before, during and after the process of becoming an adopter.”

Full details, including a link to the Ofsted report, can be found on the BCT website here.

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