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Adoption Lead

  • Job reference: DH0801
  • Location: Medway, Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Medway council are recruiting for an Adoption Lead

Purpose of the Job:

The PPM Lead will support Safeguarding and Child in Care teams across the region and will lead on supporting the permanency planning of children whose plan maybe one of adoption. The post holder will be proactive in extracting and analysing available data of children and unborns likely to enter Care and maintain a Permanency Planning Lead tracker to monitor cases with a potential adoption plan.

Main duties and responsibilities:

1.Manage and maintain a Permanency planning lead tracker which covers all children aged under 7' years old in pre-proceedings and proceedings with a potential adoption plan
2.Attend all Permanency planning meetings with children's social work teams and child in care teams until ADM is made or it is identified that adoption is not the appropriate plan for that child
3.Provided advice and information to the social work teams for use within final evidence and care planning in relation to adoption and available adopters for children
4.Provide family finding statements to the court, if directed, in cases where no family finder is allocated
5.Identify potential foster for adopt cases, manage the referrals for foster to adopt and progress the case until child is either placed with foster for adopt carers or the court directs alternative placement
6.Provision of advice to social workers when family members or foster carers are considering seeking SGO or adoption
7.Provision of advice to social workers and birth parent(s) when the parent(s) are seeking to relinquish their child for adoption.

if you are interested in this role please email your CV to or call 01772 208964