The latest adoption inspection rating means that Adoption Matters is now the ONLY adoption service in the UK to achieve 5 in a row. It also means that the organisation has been rated outstanding for 15 years, receiving their first rating in January 2008. In making their judgment inspectors had to consider the experiences of children and families the agency works with, taking into account how well they are helped and protected and also the effectiveness of leaders and managers. They also considered the experiences of local authorities and regional adoption agencies who work closely with the organisation.
“We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection. We are also proud that Ofsted recognises the dedication and expertise of our staff together with our commitment to ongoing support, something we have been offering for some time.
To be the only adoption service in the country to achieve 5 outstanding ratings in a row, for 15 years, is a true testament to the amazing team we have here at Adoption Matters.
I also want to say a heartfelt thank you to all the children, young people and families who spoke to the inspectors during our inspection, your kind words really do mean a lot to everyone here at Adoption Matters.”
Adopters said that they feel exceptionally well supported. They value the individual relationships they have with staff and with the agency.
Feedback from adopters included:
‘Our social worker is exceptional, and we have felt extremely supported during a very intense process.’
‘From the start to the finish, our social worker went above and beyond for us.’
‘Everyone is thorough and professional, but with a personal touch.’
‘Our experience has been faultless. Everyone from Adoption Matters has been outstanding.’