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Ofsted have today released their ‘Thematic Inspection Report into Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs)’.  Ofsted carried out this thematic inspection between October and December 2023. RAAs are responsible for delivering a range of adoption services on behalf of local authorities. Ofsted Inspectors visited a sample of 6 RAAs, chosen to be representative of the sector, taking into account factors such as location, size and model of service delivery.

WAF is delighted that our long-term successful partnership with Adopt London (RAA) was highlighted in the report as a positive example of the impact of pan-regional links for RAAs.

Using pooled financial resources, Adopt London has made a long-term commitment to provide an annual grant to WAF. We have used this funding to develop our online digital resources, which are all delivered in partnership with Adopt London, and grow our local peer support groups. WAF membership in London is now over 900, with over 200 new London members joining in 2023.

WAF would like to thank Adopt London for their ongoing support and recognition of the crucial need for peer support services.

To read the full Ofsted report please click here