Issue details

ADOPTION REGIONALISATION - ADOPT LONDON WEST REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY

Approval for Hammersmith and Fulham Council to go forward with the plan to join the Adopt London West Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) in response to the Department for Education’s (DfE) paper on Regional Adoption Agencies in 2016, requiring local authorities to form RAAs by 2020. Regionalising adoption services is also reinforced through amendments to the primary legislation introduced via the Education and Adoption Act 2016. Adopt London West is the coming together of the adoption services of the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow to form a Regional Adoption Agency.

 

Reasons for urgency:

Central government policy requires that all Adoption services be delivered through Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA) by 2020. Local authorities that have not done so by the set period will be directed to do so by the government

 

Hammersmith and Fulham and partner authorities proposed to form the Adopt London West RAA. Partner local authorities have received approval from their Council to join the RAA and are awaiting Hammersmith and Fulham’s decision

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure more than £100,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/05/2019

Reason for urgency:
Central government policy requires that all Adoption services be delivered through Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA) by 2020. Local authorities that have not done so by the set period will be directed to do so by the government

Hammersmith and Fulham and partner authorities proposed to form the Adopt London West RAA. Partner local authorities have received approval from their Council to join the RAA and are awaiting Hammersmith and Fulham’s decision

Report access: Open;

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: 15 May 2019 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Education

Lead director: Director Children's Services

Department: Children's Services Department

Contact: Charles Donkoh Email: Charles.Donkoh@lbhf.gov.uk Tel: 020 8753 6447.