Committee Details

West Yorkshire Adoption Joint Committee

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Purpose of committee

The West Yorkshire Adoption Joint Committee is appointed by the five West Yorkshire authorities to have oversight of the regional adoption agency “One Adoption West Yorkshire”.  It commenced operation in March 2017. The Committee is responsible for ensuring that the adoption services (including the recruitment and approval of potential adopters; identification of potential matches between children and adopters; and the provision of adoption support services) are carried out safely, effectively and efficiently.


Security Notice


As the result of a security review regarding Full Council and Committee meetings, there will be an increased security presence at Leeds Civic Hall.


As a condition of entry to Full Council and Committee meetings in Civic Hall, bag searches and the use of metal detector wands will be taking place. We may also ask visitors to the meeting to remove coats and jackets for searching.


We will also require any banners and signs to be left outside of the viewing gallery / meeting room – there will be a designated place to store these by reception.


Thank you for your understanding

Contact information

Support officer: If you would like to find out more please contact Michelle Rawlings, Head of Service for One Adoption West Yorkshire, Email: