Decision details

Regional Adoption Agency

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Leader of the Council delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below


RESOLVED to agree


  1. That Croydon enter into regional adoption arrangements as part of Adopt London South;


  1. That staff and funding (estimated at 8.5 FTE and a budget of £559k) are transferred to Southwark who will be hosting Adopt London South on behalf of ten South London boroughs;


  1. That the statutory and legal functions relating to adoption services set out in Section 15(3) of the Education and Adoption Act 2016 be delegated to Southwark as host of the Regional Adoption Agency Adopt London South; and


  1. That authority is given to the Director of Early Help and Children’s Social Care to finalise and agree the arrangements including signing off the Inter-Authority Agreement between Croydon and Southwark and any other legal and financial agreements in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Learning, Cabinet member for Finance and Resources, the Section 151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer.


Report author: Philip Segurola

Publication date: 27/11/2018

Date of decision: 19/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/11/2018

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