Ofsted inspection

PACT's adoption services were rated as outstanding across all areas by Ofsted at an inspection in January 2014.

The inspector said that PACT welcomed a diverse range of people as prospective adopters, identified their strengths and supported their development “extremely well”.

The preparation and assessment of adopters are very effective and lead to achieving and sustaining excellent outcomes for children and young people.

The preparation of prospective adopters as parents is grounded in research and teaches them therapeutic parenting skills. It caters for individual needs and is valued by adopters who refer back to it when parenting their children.

Adopters have an excellent understanding, gained through their preparation and assessment, about the impact children’s early lives have had on their development. They are attuned to their children’s needs and help them to overcome their past experiences and deal with their feelings of loss.

The report also praised PACT for placing “safeguarding children and promoting their well-being at the centre of all it does”.

Download the full Ofsted inspection report here.

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