Decision details

Thames Valley Adoption

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To respond to a Government directive, initiated through the Department of Education, to ensure that groups of Local Authorities come together to form larger adoption agencies and partnerships to provide efficiency in meeting children's needs and improved outcomes for children.



1)        Wokingham’s shared service arrangements being extended to become Adopt Thames Valley Regional Adoption Agency be supported. The new shared service is to be hosted by Oxfordshire County Council, with a base for Berkshire in Wokingham;


2)        the final decision on details be delegated to the Director of People Services and Lead Member for Children’s Services;


3)        the Lead Member for Children’s Services being a member of the new governance board be supported.

Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC917

Contact: Email: Tel: 0118 974 6137.

Report author: Lisa Humphreys

Publication date: 26/01/2017

Date of decision: 26/01/2017

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2017 - Executive

Effective from: 04/02/2017

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