The Cabinet Member noted that
1) It is required by Standard 25.6 of the Adoption National Minimum Standards 2011 for Local Authority Adoption Services that the executive receive a six-monthly written report outlining the management and performance of the adoption agency.
2) The Cabinet Member noted the performance of the Portsmouth Adoption Agency in terms of:
1.1 Reducing waiting times for children being placed in permanent families.
1.2 Sustained number of children adopted in contrast to the national picture
1.3 The progress of Portsmouth becoming part of a regional adoption agency
The Cabinet Member noted the report.