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City of Wolverhampton Council (19 011 134)

Category : Children's care services > Adoption

Decision : Upheld

Decision date : 03 Jun 2021

Summary: The complainant, who we shall refer to as Miss B, complained the Council declined her request to register as a potential adopter.

Finding

The Ombudsman upheld the complaint and found fault causing injustice.

Recommendations

To remedy the injustice caused, the Council should review its adoption recruitment procedure to ensure it adheres to the Department of Education’s 2013 statutory guidance on adoption.

Ombudsman satisfied with Council's response: 21 October 2021

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