Message from the Adoption Tees Valley Board

Welcome to Adoption Tees Valley. We are an exciting new Regional Adoption Agency based in the North East.

Adoption Tees Valley is the new Adoption Service for:

  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

This is a brand new service. Together with the five Voluntary Adoption Agencies, we have been designing and developing our new service since November 2016. We expect to go live with the service in May 2018 but we are already working very closely together to ensure we are able to deliver a seamless transition from our existing services.

We have been able to involve a wide range of stakeholders in the development of our service and in particular our vision and objectives, including Adopters, Children and Young People. And the staff in all five Local Authorities have been involved in the detailed design of the service, it is very much a ’co-created’ service.

The Tees Valley councils have a great track record of working together and establishing successful shared services, for example Multi-Agency Children’s Hubs and the Emergency Duty Team. As the Board of Adoption Tees Valley, the Directors of Children’s Services are fully committed to ensuring the success of this new partnership. To ensure the success and stability of the service the budget for the service has been set for the next three years.

We are right at the start of our journey...