Adoption and children's homes

Our adoption service places children with famillies. We have a lot of experience in matching children and adopters. Our children's homes provide ​residential care for looked after children.

In our adoption service and residential homes, we strive to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.

The adoption service recruit and assess prospective adopters, through to their approval at panel. They work closely with the children's social work team to match children and young people with adopters. The team also provide training and support to all adopters.

We have five children's homes in the county, providing a safe and secure environment for looked after children.

What does the job involve?

To deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

Current opportunities

Social worker

Salary up to £36,597 per year plus £4,000 recruitment bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

Service manager

Salary up to £62,474 per year and up to £8,000 towards relocation.

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