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Family Adoption Links

North Lincolnshire

An experienced and committed team of Adoption Social Workers who offer a holistic approach to adoption.

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About us

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.

01724 297024
adoption@northlincs.gov.uk
Who Family Adoption Links North Lincolnshire works with…
  • Prospective and adoptive parents
  • Children who have been adopted
  • Children who are placed for adoption
  • Birth siblings of adopted children
  • Siblings by way of adoption
  • Birth parents or relatives of an adoptive child, or anyone else with whom the child has had an important relationship
Services offered
  • Recruiting and assessing prospective adopters
  • Family finding for children and adopters
  • Step parent adoption
  • Training
  • Supporting adoptive placements
  • Post Adoption Support assessments
  • Support groups
  • Events for adopters and their children
  • Birth Record Counselling
  • Telephone/email advice line
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You Can Adopt Information Events

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.

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Support

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.

Adopter Support Groups

Isn’t it great to be able to meet up, chat and message others who understand your situation, we agree so we wanted to tell you all about the adopter support groups that are available to you in North Lincolnshire.

 

• Monthly meet ups for parents (first Saturday of the month 10–11.30am)
• Superkidzs group for adopted young people aged 8 years and up (second Tuesday of the month 5-6pm)

If you’d like to come along or find out more, simply send us an email using the button below.

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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.

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Statement of Purpose for Adoption

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.

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Family Adoption Links North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6NL

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