Post Order Support Services Commissioning Strategy

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 22 Feb 2016


Between August to October 2015, Surrey County Council Children’s Services carried out an online survey and ran 3 focus groups with adoptive parents in Surrey to understand current and likely future needs for post adoption support services for families living in Surrey. In addition to this consultation, we also conducted desk based research on special guardianship orders, and acknowledge that special guardians are in a similar situation to adoptive parents and need similar types of support.

Through this engagement and desk based research, we have developed a Post Order Support Commissioning Strategy that outlines:

  • What we know about the post order support needs of children and families in Surrey, based on what adoptive parents have told us, through an analysis of post order support needs assessments and case notes for adoption and special guardianship orders
  • National research on what works to support adoptive parents, special guardians and children and young people
  • What services we currently provide and commission
  • How we will take the commissioning strategy forwards

Why We Are Consulting

We have listened to the views of the public to help us develop the strategy. We would like you to tell us if you agree with our findings, our vision for post order support services and the proposals we've set out on how we aim to achieve this.

What Happens Next

Your feedback will be used to inform the final version of the strategy.


  • All Areas


  • Young people
  • Children in care
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • CSF staff
  • Carers
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Children's Centres
  • SCC staff
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector organisations
  • GPs
  • Healthcare providers


  • Schools
  • 0-5 year olds
  • 6-11 year olds
  • 12-19 year olds
  • 20-25 year olds
  • Commissioning
  • Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disabilities
  • Parents and families
  • Staff
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Organisations that receive grant funding
  • Health and wellbeing