Statement of purpose

Statement of Purpose and Function: Nugent Adoption

URN: SC049079 

As required under the Adoption National Minimum Standards and the Voluntary Adoption Agencies Regulations 2005 

This Statement of Purpose has been produced to supply information for: 

  • Local Authorities and placing agencies

  • Prospective Adopters 

  • Approved Adopters 

  • Children and young people 

  • Birth Parents and relatives 

  • Any member of the public who is interested in the mission, function or operation of Nugent Adoption 

Any comments about the Statement of Purpose should be addressed in the first instance to: 

Jenny Ness 
St Catherine’s Secure Centre Hub 
Blackbrook Road 
St Helens 
Merseyside, WA11 9RJ 

Telephone: 01744 613041 
General e-mail: 


Tom and Amy

Tom and Amy, adoptive parents of three daughters aged 2, 3 and 5 years old.

Tom and Amy

Our story

Nugent Adoption is a registered and approved Voluntary Adoption Agency located in the North West of England. Nugent became a Registered Adoption Agency in 1943; therefore we have been involved in placing children for adoption for 80 years.

We provide a welcoming team of professional and dedicated social work staff who are experienced in all areas of adoption. Our aim is to increase the opportunities for children who have experienced a difficult start, to enjoy a positive, safe and secure family life.

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