Decision details

Regional Adoption Agency - Adoption Counts

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report which sought approval to enter into an arrangement with the Regional Adoption Agency, Adoption Counts.


Councillor B Puddicombe spoke on this matter as the Council’s representative on the Adoption Panel.




That Cabinet


1.    Agrees to enter into arrangements with the Regional Adoption Agency, Adoption Counts, to manage and deliver the Adoption Service for Cheshire East Council alongside Trafford, Stockport, Salford and Manchester local authorities, subject to completion of a TUPE consultation exercise and final agreement of the Integrated Services Agreement (ISA);


2.    Authorises the Executive Director People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children and Families, to take all steps to finalise the arrangements following completion of the TUPE consultation exercise, and final agreement of the ISA between the parties, and to take any action necessary under the terms of the ISA; and


3.    Notes that in order to transition to this arrangement a Portfolio Holder decision will be made to further extend the current ISA to 31st December 2020.


Publication date: 14/09/2020

Date of decision: 08/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/09/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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