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Service Level Agreements for a full intercountry Advice, Information and Assessment service are a comprehensive offer open to all local authorities and Regional Adoption Agencies (RAAs). This is a full service provided from the point of enquiry until the child enters the UK with their adopters. The service includes provision for first time adopters, adopting again, and kinship applicants or those who have already identified (and sometimes adopted) the child abroad. As of March 2021, 103 local authorities partner with IAC to deliver this service on their behalf and numbers are growing.
IAC's specialist knowledge of adoption procedures and practices in different countries and our involvement in the adoption application up to the time the child arrives in the UK brings clear casework benefits, and in addition reduces costs to the partner Local Authority / Regional Adoption Agency by eliminating the need to train and support staff to deliver this complex and niche service.
IAC works with partner adoption agencies the North West of England (Adoption Matters and Nugent Adoption) and the North East of England (ARC Adoption North East) who provide more localised services within the Intercountry Adoption Regional Adoption Agency framework. In such cases the Registration of Interest is taken by IAC who retain overall responsibility for the case.
Under this service IAC undertakes the following work on behalf of the Local Authority/Regional Adoption Agency:
The cost of an annual contract for these services is £6500 plus VAT.
It is also possible for a Local Authority / Regional Adoption Agency to contract for additional services to be provided by IAC including:
The cost of these services is by case.
For further information please contact our Contracts Team firstname.lastname@example.org