Regional Adoption Agency

Reference Number: 0742
Department: People
Date Added:
Last Updated:

Contact Officer Details

Name: Jane Kochanowski
Email: Jane.Kochanowski@darlington.gov.uk
Telephone: 01325 405852

Lead Scrutiny Committee and Chair:

Committee: Children and young people scrutiny committee
Scrutiny Chair: Councillor C Taylor
Email: Chris.Taylor@darlington.gov.uk
Lead Officer: Jane Kochanowski
Lead Officer Email: Jane.Kochanowski@darlington.gov.uk

Relevant Cabinet Members

Name Email Portfolio
Cyndi Hughes cyndi.hughes@darlington.gov.uk Children and Young People Portfolio

Description of Decision to be Taken:

To consider approving the adoption of the Tees Valley Business Case (FBC) to progress the creation of a Tees Valley Regional Adoption Agency as required by the Education and Adoption Act 2016. Section 16 of the Act requires all local authorities to be part of a Regional Adoption Agency by 2020.

Action: Approval
Date to be considered by Cabinet: 05 December 2017
Date to be considered by Council:
Deferred: No
Deferral History: Deferred from November Cabinet meeting.

Reason for late inclusion:


Added to the plan in accordance with:

General Exception Rule: No

Other Details

Affected Wards: All Wards
Documents to be submitted: Report
Proposed Consultees: The five Tees Valley Authorities, namely Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton.
Consultation Method: Meetings and reports.