Issue details

Adoption West - Agreement to become part of a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA)

To seek Cabinet approval:

For Gloucestershire County Council to join Adoption West; the proposed new Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) made up of the following Councils: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire, and

Upon the establishment of the Adoption West RAA, to award to Adoption West a 2 year contract for the provision of adoption services.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/02/2017

Decision due: 29 Mar 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member - Children & Young People and Strategic Commissioning

Contact: Helen Price, Lead Commissioner Families Email:


Birth families
Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), GCC staff, other participating councils, Voluntary Adoption Agency and Adoption Support Agency Staff
Health service commissioners and providers
Adoption panel members
Education services

Scrutiny Input: Children and Families Scrutiny Committee Meeting - 9 March 2017