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Experience of Nottingham City

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PamelaPatricia · 30/06/2017 18:00

Does anyone have any experience of Nottingham City adoption services? We have been approved by a neighbouring LA but are linked with children in Nottingham City. In particular, it would be good to know more about their post adoption services.

Any experiences - good or bad - that you can share would be welcomed. Thank you in advance.

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flapjackfairy · 30/06/2017 22:01

We adopted our fc last year from nottingham local authority.
We found them to be v good on the whole and post adop support has been ok so far . As fc we deal with a lot of sw from various local authorities and have to say nottinghams have been the best so far.

PamelaPatricia · 30/06/2017 22:25


Thank you for your reply. It is especially useful to hear from someone who has greater experience of local authorities and can contextualise this.

Do you mind if I ask what Nottingham have been particularly good at? Or what other authorities are perhaps less good at (without naming names)?

Thank you again for taking the time to reply.

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flapjackfairy · 30/06/2017 22:35

Well they were willing to agree a good adop allowance until he turns 18 as he has complex needs which we have been unable to achieve for our other fc . They both require round the clock care and need both me and dh at home so we need some kind of allowance but our other childs authority dont want to pick up the tab as fostering and adoption different pots of money. Our adop allowance is non means tested and guaranteed until his 18th birthday which is practically unheard of these days.
Also they are quick to sort issues , return phone calls etc and all the sw we have dealt with have been good and mostly v efficient which is a huge thing in itself.
We havent asked for any therapy, counselling etc as not really appropriate in our case.

PamelaPatricia · 01/07/2017 09:00

Thank you. That was an incredibly useful response. I'm pleased that they have been good for you and your family. And I'm frustrated that other agencies/authorities have not been as supportive or helpful. It's good to know that they respond to communications - and usually positively - as that can feel like half the battle. We're unclear what support we will/might need in the future but are encouraged that they seem available to help.

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flapjackfairy · 01/07/2017 16:39

Happy to help . Good luck x

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