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Providing quality, stable adoption placements

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

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London Borough of Lewisham Adoption Service - good practice example.doc

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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.

Published 10 October 2012