SEWAS

The adoption service in Monmouthshire is run by South East Wales Adoption Service (SEWAS) as a consortium with Blaenau-Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport and Torfaen.

SEWAS has a website southeastwalesadoption.co.uk, this is the best place to find all up to date information and start any enquiries into adoption.

SEWAS is the local authority’s adoption route for Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen County Councils. SEWAS comes under the National Adoption Service (for Wales) umbrella.

SEWAS provide information about adoption; help prospective adopters achieve their hopes of becoming parents, supporting adoptive families within our area and advice for anyone with questions around adoption.

SEWAS have a dedicated and friendly team who actively recruit, train and support adoptive families throughout the adoption process. Their help children find families that will give them a safe and stable family home.

Their aim to find parents for children who cannot live with their birth relatives and who need a permanent family.

SEWAS understand every child is different so offer tailored training courses specific to the needs of the adoptive parent and child; post-adoption training and support groups, opportunities to meet other adopters; signposting and accessing relevant services and post-adoption support. This abundance of training and support ensures matches between parent(s) and child work for all involved.

Info Events

SEWAS regularly run information events for people that want to find out more about adoption. They encourage anyone that is thinking about adoption, whether you are still at the early stages of thinking about it or have made a decision adoption is right for you, to come along. There is a short presentation and then the opportunity, if you want to, to talk to a trained member of staff one-to-one about your circumstances. If you would like to attend please email or phone to confirm your space and times of the event will be provided.

Our information events for 2020 are:

• Tuesday 14th January

• Saturday 7th March

• Wednesday 6th May

• Saturday 4th July

• Thursday 10th September

• Saturday 7th November

Contact them

One of their friendly team will be available to answer any questions you have and to discuss the next steps.

*Please note SEWAS covers Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen County Councils but are hosted by Blaenau Gwent Local Authority. This means all enquires will come through Blaenau Gwent email servers and will have “@blaenau-gwent” on them.

Website:

southeastwalesadoption.co.uk

Telephone:

(01495) 355766

Email: (See note above)

adoption@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Address:

The South East Wales Adoption Service

North Wing

2nd Floor, Block B

Mamhilad House

Mamhilad Park Estate

Pontypool

Torfaen

NP4 0HZ

SEWAS are open Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm; if you leave them a message outside of these hours or on a bank holiday, they will respond to you as quickly as possible once they have returned to the office.