Department for Education say Warwickshire adoption service is making good progress

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Warwickshire County Council’s Adoption Service is making good progress, according to the Department for Education.

The recently published ‘Adoption Scorecards’ for local authorities across England show that Warwickshire has continued to improve since last year.

The scorecards also indicate that Warwickshire’s performance is above the national average in placing children in adoptive placements and meeting Government timescales.

In December 2011 Warwickshire Adoption Service participated in a pilot inspection with OFSTED and was assessed to be providing a good service in all areas.

Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council’s portfolio holder for children, young people and families, said: “While the scorecards highlight the importance of speed and our improvements in reducing delays, we will continue to focus on ensuring that children have good quality and permanent, loving homes.”