I have heard of neighbouring l/a's being keen to asses & approve adopters...... this is because they often have children that need to be placed outside the catchment iyswim..... They would asses you themselves.... they would contact your last l/a..... In my experience l/a's love determination & resolute potential adopters ... They can see that you are still hanging in working on the areas the previous ( wallies ) took issue with , that is all in your favour....
Go for it
Often l/a's have totally differing views & a different l/a may think your previous ones as big a wally as us!?!?! Enough time has passed you are still knocking on the door.... Your time could be now xx
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Proud single adoptive mummeee to brothers baa & skweek 14 & 13 .....
Our LA is part of the Yorkshire and the Humber consortium, which is supposed to make it easier for adopters. I know they work with neighbouring LAs to run prep courses, but otherwise I can't say I noticed any difference!
We were in a consortium, I think things happened marginally more quickly during approval because there were more prep groups/ training days we could go to. Think like it's been said they like it as they can place in house (more cheaply) out of borough
Mummy to DD Squirrel Monkey (9), DD Howler Monkey (8), DS Curious George (7), DS Silverback (not quite 1)
They've made such a big thing about this over the weekend and I'm really not sure it will make any difference. LAs already work within consortiums. The cynic in me feels they know the latest stats are shocking and need to be seen to be doing something about it. To those who don't know this could be an answer...
Single prospective adopter with 14-year old BD, approved for a DD (5-8 yrs old)