Issue details

Implementation of the Lancashire and Blackpool Regional Adoption Agency

In May 2015, the government announced changes to the delivery of adoption services which required that, by April 2020, all adoption services would need to be delivered on a regional basis through Regional Adoption Agencies. The aim of this delivery model is to increase the number of children adopted, reduce the length of time children wait to be adopted and to improve post adoption support services to families who have adopted.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,600,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 12 Mar 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Lead director: Executive Director of Education and Children's Services

Contact: Lisa Baron Email:


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