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International adoption charity judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted for an incredible third time

IAC is delighted to share the news that the charity has again been judged to be outstanding by Ofsted. The charity, which operates as an international adoption agency was inspected at the end of January this year and is now one of a handful of adoption agencies to have achieved a hat trick of outstanding judgements. The charity was awarded an ‘outstanding’ by an Ofsted inspector for all three inspection judgements: the effectiveness of leaders and managers, how well children, young people and adults are helped and protected and the overall experiences and progress of service users.

The judgement comes towards the end of CEO Satwinder Sandhu’s first year in post. By being awarded an outstanding judgement Ofsted recognises that IAC delivers services of very of high quality, which continually exceed national minimum standards. IAC primarily deals with international adoptions in the UK and is the leading charity that places vulnerable children from around the world with UK adoptive families. Last year IAC approved 74 new adoptive families and placed 53 children, including children from the UK care system.

Satwinder said: “I am so proud to be the CEO of IAC. I have seen first-hand how our dedicated teams work to change the lives of children and families and to have this affirmed in such a way is wonderful. Children placed through intercountry adoption are amongst the world’s most vulnerable, so we make it our mission to go the extra mile to get things right. I feel honoured to lead such an amazing workforce who are all equally outstanding.”

Barbara Hudson Chair of Trustees said: “I am delighted that once again the work of the charity has been recognised as making the major contribution that it does to improving the life chances of so many children who might otherwise have remained in orphanages or in care. The Board are especially pleased that the organisation is stronger than ever, and we look forward to creating more impact in the years to come. Unicef estimate that there 140 million orphans globally so we know the need is great.”

IAC remains committed to delivering the best services possible on behalf of our partner local authorities for anyone choosing to adopt from abroad.