Issue details

Regional Permanency Arrangement Development (Phase One)

In April 2017, responding to the requirement to form a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council joined together to facilitate a collaborative working arrangement, through the establishment of the North Midlands Regional Adoption & Permanency Partnership. The North Midlands Regional Adoption & Permanency Partnership is proposing a collaborative Regional Permanency Arrangement which combines the expertise of the four Local Authorities, working together to find local, caring, stable and loving homes for Looked After Children who require permanence, giving a child a sense of stability, continuity, commitment and identity. This agenda item asks Cabinet to give consideration to the progress towards the Regional Permanency Arrangement (Phase One) and acknowledge next steps.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects two or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/10/2019

Decision due: 18/12/19 by Cabinet

Lead member: Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead director: Director for Families and Communities

Department: Families and Communities

Contact: Deborah Ramsdale Email: Tel: (01785) 278062.



Public or Private Decision: Public

Service Area: Looked After Children


Agenda items


  • Regional Permanency Arrangement Development (Phase One)  

Background papers