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Adoption Matters – Regionalisation Partners

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Leading adoption charity and adoption agency, Adoption Matters are part of five regional adoption agencies across the country. The regional adoption agencies (known as RAAs) are groups of Local Authorities and voluntary adoption agencies coming together with one single purpose – to place children waiting for adoption with their forever family without delay.

 

The Government states that, at the moment, adoption is happening at too small and localised a scale. One study showed that in around 1 in 3 cases, children were left waiting longer than necessary due to reluctance to look outside their immediate area for the right family – a further delay to a life full of love and stability.

 

The regionalisation agenda was introduced in 2016 and we are delighted to be part of the following 5 RAA groups working in partnership with the shared aim of placing children without delay and offering enhanced support.

 

Regional Adoption Agency: Adoption Counts

  • Local Authority Members: Stockport, Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Cheshire East
  • Voluntary Adoption Agencies: Adoption Matters & Caritas Care

 

Regional Adoption Agency: Adopt NoW

  • Local Authority Members: Blackburn with Darwen, Oldham, Tameside, Rochdale, Bolton , Bury
  • Voluntary Adoption Agencies: Adoption Matters & Caritas Care

 

Regional Adoption Agency: Together in Adoption

  • Local Authority Members: Warrington, Wigan, St. Helens, Halton, Cheshire West & Chester
  • Voluntary Adoption Agencies: Adoption Matters & Caritas Care

 

Regional Adoption Agency: Adoption in Merseyside or AIM

  • Local Authority Members: Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley,
  • Voluntary Adoption Agencies: Adoption Matters, After Adoption & Nugent Care

 

Regional Adoption Agency: One Adoption

  • Local Authority Members: Leeds City, Bradford City, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale, North East Lincolnshire, Hull City, North Yorkshire County, East Ridings, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Sheffield City, North Lincolnshire, City of York
  • Voluntary Adoption Agencies & Charities: Barnardos, Adoption Matters, After Adoption, Yorkshire Adoption Agency, SSAFA, Adopters for Adoption, PAC_UK, Adoption UK .

 

 

Further information on regionalisation is available from the DfE here.