Research and analysis

Providing quality, stable adoption placements

This publication was withdrawn on 26 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Lewisham ensures that a dynamic approach is taken to placing children.



Through a robust, coherent and well-coordinated approach, the Lewisham Adoption Service is providing good-quality, stable adoption placements for children aged up to nine years. A strong focus is placed on identifying children, for whom adoption is being considered, at the earliest stage of the care-planning process; this ensures that a dynamic approach is taken during the assessments of prospective adopters and who to match with after approval.