Ofsted inspection

PACT's adoption services were rated as outstanding across all areas by Ofsted at an inspection in March 2017. This is the second consecutive inspection that PACT has been rated as outstanding.

The inspector said that PACT provides an “impressive service” to children and their adoptive families and that “Its main strengths are of note and worthy of dissemination across the sector”.

Prospective adopters are extremely well equipped to deal with the emotional turmoil that is often displayed through their child’s behaviour.

The excellent arrangements for family finding ensure that children across the country, including brothers and sisters and harder to place children, may secure adoptive placements with PACT adopters. The efforts put into family finding are highly effective.

The arrangements for supporting placements are of the highest quality and there is an impressive range of informal and formal support services available on an individual and group basis. Support has stabilised placements and prevented family breakdowns.

The report also praised PACT for its specialist work finding families for children who wait the longest to be adopted. "Children, despite their complex needs, live in safe, stable and secure homes with parents who are totally committed to supporting them throughout their lives.”

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