Outstanding Ofsted report has charity celebrating

HughThornbery, chief executive of Adoption UK in Banbury.
HughThornbery, chief executive of Adoption UK in Banbury.

Staff at a Banbury-based charity are celebrating after an Ofsted inspection graded them outstanding.

Adoption UK, which has its headquarters in South Bar Street, was visited by inspectors on November 16 who confirmed its expertise as the leading charity providing brighter futures for children unable to live with their birth families.

Hugh Thornbery, chief exective of Adoption UK, said: “The rating highlights the importance and value of vital support services for adoptive families who are parenting abused and neglected children who have been placed from the care system.

“It is a testament to the commitment and hard work of all our staff members and volunteers delivering the high quality services that have so rightly been recognised by Ofsted as outstanding in every aspect.”

The inspection reports focuses on the charity’s work in England. It is its third inspection since it became an adoption support agency in 2006.

In the report’s summary, Ofsted said: “The overall effectiveness of this adoption support agency is outstanding. The agency has achieved an exceptional level of success in making and repairing adoptive families. The service provision is clearly focused on the support of adoptive families.”