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Government Inspection of Regional Adoption Agencies

In August 2023, there were 34 Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA's) delivering services on behalf of 143 local authorities in England. These agencies now carry out most of the adoption activity in England, such as training, approval and adoption support services and between October and December this year the government will be conducting a thematic inspection of six regional RAA's. 

The inspection will look at improvements in 5 specific areas but two of key interest are the effectiveness of adoption support for adoptive families, birth families and adopted adults and the extent to which the views of those with a lived experience of adoption inform service delivery and improvement. We look forward to seeing the report.