Decision details

Approval of the Adopt Thames Valley Service Statement of Purpose 2019-20 and Adoption Service Annual Reports 2018-2019

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Adoption Agency functions have been held by Adopt Berkshire since December 2014 and the reports are an opportunity to review how this arrangement is going and the impact upon the children of Bracknell Forest who require adoption.


RESOLVED that the Bracknell Forest Adoption Service Annual Report 2018 - 19 [annex 1], Adopt Berkshire and Adopt Thames Valley Annual Report 2018 - 19 [annex 2] and the Adopt Thames Valley Statement of Purpose 2019 - 20 [annex 3] are approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The compilation and annual review of the Statement of Purpose for the Adoption Service is a requirement under Part 1, section 4, of the Local Authority Adoption Service (England) Regulations 2003.

Alternative options considered:

None. It is a statutory requirement that the Statement of Purpose for the Adoption Service is reviewed annually and approved by the Executive Member.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: None

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Other reasons / organisations consulted



Family Placement Team
Children's Social Care Management Team
Children Young People & Learning Departmental Management Team

Contact: Peter Hodges, Head of Looked After Children Email: Tel: 01344 351532.

Publication date: 15/07/2019

Date of decision: 15/07/2019

Effective from: 23/07/2019

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