Praise for city adoption agency
INSPECTORS RATE ORGANISATION AS OUTSTANDING
Staff at a Sunderland adoption agency are celebrating being rated as outstanding.
Ofsted gave the top rating to Arc Adoption North East after its latest inspection.
A report into the agency, based at Sunderland Enterprise Park, said it was outstanding in all areas.
Inspectors said they were impressed with the continuous drive to improve adoption services both locally and nationally.
Arc Adoption North East recruits, assesses and approves adopters throughout the country for children needing loving and nurturing homes, meaning that children live in families that keep them safe and promote their growth and development.
In making their judgement, inspectors had to consider the overall experiences of both the children and adults that the agency works with, taking into account how well they are helped and protected and also the effectiveness of leaders and managers.
The report also highlighted feedback from adopters, one of whom said: “The staff that work at ARC are tremendously welcoming and sup- portive. Our experience with them could not have been better.”
Director at ARC Adoption North East Terry Fitzpatrick said: “This is a tremendous achievement that the whole team are really proud of.
“We all feel that it is a great privilege to work in the field of adoptionandwearefortunate to have been given a chance, as a North East- based agency, to be highly influential in the adoption field both regionally and nationally.
“This demonstrates the level of experience, professionalism and commitment that exists within the team at ARC Adoption.”
Members of the Arc Adoption North East team celebrate their outstanding achievement.