West Sussex County Council’s adoption service given good rating

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WEST Sussex County Council’s adoption service has been judged as good with some ‘outstanding’ features.

An Ofsted inspection carried out at the end of January found the service was well-managed and provides a good service to children, birth parents, adopted adults and adopters.

Councillor Peter Evans, who is responsible for children and families, said: ‘I am delighted that we have achieved this rating in our inspection – congratulations to all involved.’

He added: ‘Adoption is open to more people than you might think. The key things the council considers are not age, gender and marital status, but whether you have the love, resilience and understanding.’ Go to westsussex.gov.uk.