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North Lincolnshire

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

You don’t have to live in North Lincolnshire to adopt with Family Adoption Links North Lincolnshire. We are currently looking for families for children of all ages, particularly those able to keep siblings together.

Our friendly and experienced Social Workers can answer any questions you may have and help you to decide whether adoption is the right route for you. Start your journey by calling 01724 297024 or send an email to adoption@northlincs.gov.uk

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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.

  • Adopters Group (adults only) This is a monthly casual catch up for adopters (both with and waiting for a child/ren) to come together and have a chat with each other whilst enjoying a cuppa.  Adopters who attend the group enthuse about how helpful it’s been to talk to others and that it hasn’t mattered if they are at different stages. They also find the advice shared within the group really helpful. A staff member from the Adoption Team is present if there is anything specific you would like to ask. 6th July 10am – 11:30am, 3rd August 10am – 11:30am, 5th October 10am – 11:30am 
  • Superkidz “chill and chat” session – This session is for young people aged 8+ who are adopted; adopted siblings or young people who are living with special guardians. These sessions are very chilled and an opportunity for them to spend time with other young people and enjoy some tea together. 19th June 5pm – 6pm, 23rd September 5pm – 6pm 
  • Superkidz Activity Session – 22nd July and 30th August, 10.30-1.30pm. Contact us for more information.
  • Education drop in appointments  – 1st July 1-2.30pm, 5th August, 2nd September, 1pm – 2:30pm, 7th October 1pm – 2:30pm
  • Stay and Play Sessions (for adoptive and special guardianship families) – 6th July 11:45am – 1pm, 7th September 11:45am – 1pm

For more information and to book your place, please drop us an email.

Book your place at any of these sessions

Join us at our Christmas Events

Christmas Panto – 8th December, 5.30-8pm
Our annual Christmas Panto is for all of our adoptive families. Oh no it’s not! O yes it is!
It’s a time to come together and have some fun as a family and we’ll even provide the snacks and refreshments.

 

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Christmas Party - 10th December, 10-12 noon

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!
Join us for fun, games, festive treats and the chance for your kids to meet a very special visitor who takes a break from his busy December workload [who could that be?].

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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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