Cheshire East Council’s adoption performance has been praised by the Department for Education.
In a letter, marking the publication of 2015-18 adoption scorecards, the department recognised the strong performance on adoption ‘timeliness’ in Cheshire East.
The adoption scorecard for Cheshire East shows that the Department for Education’s threshold for both time taken to place children with their adoptive families, and for the average time to match an adoptive family for children, was met in 2015-18.
Mark Palethorpe, acting executive director for people, said: “It is great to see that the hard work of council staff and that of our partners in Adoption Counts, our regional adoption agency, is being recognised for helping find loving homes for children and young people when they need it most.
“As a council, we have worked hard to ensure that cared for child and young people have the opportunity to live in good, safe homes locally, either with their family or in another permanent home, as early as possible.
“We are pleased that this is achieving our aim to prevent unnecessary delays and improve outcomes for these children and young people. This continues to be a high priority for Cheshire East.”