Contact us about adoption

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Our adoption service is based at The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS.

Our team of social workers and administration staff will be able to deal with a range of enquiries and applications and are your first point of contact to the Council for adoption related enquiries.  

The Adoption Service (general queries) opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

For adoption queries telephone: 01332 640880

Email: adoption@derby.gov.uk

Post-adoption queries opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

For adoption queries telephone: 01332 643828

Email: postadoption@derby.gov.uk

The Council House opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm

These times are for both telephones and for customers visiting the Council House.

Switchboard opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm

Telephone: 01332 293111 

Derby City Care Line - Social Care out of hours support

It operates Monday to Friday 5.00pm to 9.00am, and 24-hours a day during weekends and bank holidays.

Derby City Care Line is the out-of-hours emergency social work service for people living in or visiting Derby.

  • Telephone: 01332 786968
  • Minicom: 01332 785642
  • Text: 0789 0034081 (for Deaf people only)
  • Fax: 01332 786965

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