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Adopt North East - About Us

Adopt North East is a Regional Adoption Agency hosted by North Tyneside Council. It is a partnership between five Local Authorities: Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, Northumberland County Council, North Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Council.

Since December 2018, Adopt North East has provided adoption services on behalf of the partnership. Adopt North East has responsibility for recruiting, assessing and supporting prospective adopters, for non-agency adoption work including partner adoptions and intercountry adoptions. Adopt North East has primary responsibility for family finding for all children with adoption plans but the five partner Local Authorities retain overall responsibility for children in their care. Adopt North East provides support to all parties affected by adoption, including adopters, adoptive families, adopted adults and birth relatives, through the provision of Post Adoption Support and Post Box arrangements.

Based in offices just to the east of the city of Newcastle, Adopt North East is a great place to work and develop as a practitioner. Adopt North East provides a unique professional opportunity for its 50 or so staff to contribute to outcomes for children across five local authorities, from Haltwhistle to Hebburn, Bensham to Berwick. Adopt North East is committed to finding the right families for children with a plan of adoption across the partnership and supporting adopters throughout their adoption journey.

Staff working for Adopt North East are employed by North Tyneside Council and enjoy the benefits of being part of the Authority’s Children’s Services, graded Outstanding by Ofsted in March 2020. This includes a commitment to high quality supervision and management oversight, excellent training opportunities, support for career progression, good office accommodation, a modern case management system and agile working solutions.

Adopt North East values applications from candidates ambitious to make a difference to the lives of children and motivated to deliver the best possible adoption services.

For further information regarding working for North Tyneside Council and the benefits and rewards available to employees please click on the link to the North Tyneside Council About Us page.

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