Adoption and Permanency London

Adoption & Permanency London is based near The Oval tube station. Our friendly team recruits adopters who live within a one hour travelling time from our base in Camberwell. We place children with London adopters from all areas of the UK.


The service is aimed at meeting the needs of children for whom local authorities have difficulty in identifying adoptive families.  Recruitment is therefore targeted at those who are able to meet the needs of children of all ages.

The children and young people are:

  • Those of all ages from Black, Asian and mixed parentage backgrounds
  • groups of brothers and sisters,
  • children and young people with disabilities / complex needs or circumstance.

Our experienced staff provide a prompt and informative response to all enquirers, including

  • regular information events,
  • adopters preparation courses
  • stage 1 and stage 2 training
  • a thorough and full assessment and
  • post approval training and post adoption events.

In the interests of public safety, Action for Children has decided to cancel its next adoption information event, due to take place on the Wednesday 18 March. For more information, please contact Jacqui on 0207 703 6400.

Join us for our next adoption information events


Wednesday 17 June
Thursday 17 September
Thursday 19 November


All 17.00 - 19.00

Venue: Action for Children, 10 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DG

Call Val on 0207 703 6400 to book a free place.

Approved adopters receive high levels of support from their allocated social worker, receive a newsletter, twice-yearly social events and are invited to attend on-going training sessions.

Our London team welcome enquiries from people from all backgrounds. What’s important to us is that what you have to offer matches the needs of the children we want to place for adoption. In our experience, children need adoptive families who recognise the importance of being patient, understanding and can offer reassurance, commitment and love to the children in their care. If you are unsure that you meet our requirements please talk to us about your individual circumstances.

Adoption and Permanency London
231 Camberwell New Road

Tel: 020 7703 6400

You can also find us on Facebook and download Statement of Purpose.

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