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Adoption East Midlands launched in 2019 as a collaborative venture between Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire councils to provide a regional adoption service. Adoption East Midlands provides all aspects of adoption recruitment, assessment, family finding, and the coordination of adoption support services. We are a successful child-focused service, making a real difference to the lives of children and adoptive families.

Current vacancies

Adoption support family worker

Required within our Recruitment, Assessment, and Placement team, your role will include supporting aspirant adoptive parents and existing adoptive families, including responding to enquiries, collaborating on recruitment activities within local communities and via social media, and assisting with AEM’s Learning and Development Programme.

Relevant experience of working with children and families is an essential requirement and you will have an interest in adoption, and the needs of adopted children and their families. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, alongside strong organisational and IT skills, and the ability to work to your own initiative as well as an effective member of a team. You will be part of a supportive team environment where you will be supported to continue to develop your skills and knowledge.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Adoption Team Manager, Melissa Adams, on 0115 9773379.

You can apply for the vacancy on the Nottinghamshire County Council website

Adoption panel membership

We don't have any vacancies for panel members at this time however, we are driven to increase the diversity of our panels in respect of having a better mix of panel members from various ethnic origins. We welcome expressions of interest if you feel you can add value to our panels in this respect. You must also have recent relevant adoption experience.

For more information and to express interest, please email

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Adoption East Midlands provides the full range of adoption services across the region. If you live in or near to the East Midlands, we can help you along your journey to adopting a child.

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