Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Leader of the Council MOVED and Councillor Leadbetter SECONDED that the recommendations of the Cabinet be approved and;


(a) that the proposal by Cornwall Council to become a full member of Adopt South West Regional Adoption Agency, hosted by Devon County Council, from 1 April 2024, be approved;


(b) that the acceptance of the statutory and legal functions relating to adoption services as set out in paragraph 8 of the Report, delegated by Cornwall Council to Devon County Council as the host authority be approved for adoption;


(c) that the Director of Children and Young People’s Futures, the Director of Finance and Public Value, and the Director of Legal and Democratic Services be given delegated authority to finalise and agree a revised Inter Authority Agreement for the purposes of adding Cornwall Council to the existing shared service and updating the financial model as set out in section 7 of the Report; and


(d) that the transfer of staff under TUPE regulations from Cornwall Council to Devon County Council be approved and the Director of Children and Young People’s Futures and the Director of People and Culture be given delegated authority to complete all necessary actions required to support the expansion of the adoption services by the Regional Adoption Agency to the administrative area of Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly.


The Motion was put to the vote and declared CARRIED.

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Contact: Julian Wooster, Director of Children and Young Peoples Futures Email:

Report author: Lisa Bursill

Publication date: 08/12/2023

Date of decision: 07/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2023 - Council

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