An experienced and committed team of Adoption Social Workers who offer a holistic approach to adoption.
Family Adoption Links North Lincolnshire is the new name for the adoption service at North Lincolnshire Council. Together with 4 other local authorities they form Family Adoption Links, a regional adoption agency (RAA) designed to deliver excellence and best practice across all areas of adoption.
Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the team are consistently praised by adopters for their knowledge, advice and support and are extremely proud of their reputation for offering high quality adoption services.
At the core of their success is their highly experienced and long-serving team and their extensive knowledge coupled with their empathetic style and constant quest to develop and improve, ensures adopters benefit from high quality, safe and family-based care.
As a smaller team, each Adoption Social Worker is involved in all areas of the adoption process enabling families to benefit from an incredible breadth of knowledge. Adopters are allocated their own personal Social Worker at the start of the process and this same Social Worker will then support them right through their adoption journey. This consistent approach ensures that the family and Social Worker are able to work closely together to ensure the best outcomes for the adoptive children.
Currently the team consists of a Service Manager with a lead responsibility for adoption, a Practice Supervisor and 10 Social Workers.
Family Adoption Links hold free, monthly and online Information Events to give you the opportunity to find out everything you need to know about adoption and enjoy a unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions from people who have already adopted.
The North Lincolnshire team are committed to providing adoptive children with high quality, nurturing, family-based support which best meets their needs and achieves optimal outcomes.
Should you require support, your Adoption Social Worker will complete a Post Adoption Assessment of Needs where required and provide planned intervention and support where needed. They can also arrange consultation to other professionals in respect to adoption.
It has been fantastic to have support at the end of the phone, to be able to speak to someone who understands the challenges we are facing.
As an Adoption Service in England, we are required to produce a written Statement of Purpose each year which sets out details of our services and how we will meet our commitment to providing high-quality care and support for our children, young people, and adopters.