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Adoption South East

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report on the statutory requirement for all local authorities to be part of a regional adoption agency by 01.04.20 and approval for Brighton & Hove City Council to join East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey County Councils to form Adoption South East adoption agency.


RESOLVED: That the Committee


(i)            Approved the arrangement for Brighton & Hove City Council’s Adoption Service to join a partnership arrangement with East Sussex; West Sussex and Surrey County Councils in forming Adoption South East, a RAA.


(ii)          Gave delegated authority to the Executive Director of Families

Children & Learning, in consultation with the Lead Member for Children and Skills to implement the arrangements for Adoption South East, including entering into and signing off the Partnership Agreement and any other agreement between Brighton & Hove City Council and the other participating authorities, in order for the RAA to be implemented in April 2020.

Report author: Deb Austin

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 10/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/10/2019 - Policy & Resources Committee

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