Contact us

We cover the regions and borders of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay but we welcome calls and enquiries from anyone. If you're ready to begin your adoption journey or would just like some information, or support, please do get in touch with us today.

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Considering adoption?

You can talk to adoption social workers and families who’ve adopted, watch a presentation, find out more about the application process, and get your questions answered.

If you live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset or Torbay and are thinking about adopting you can book a place at one of our events:

You can also sign up to receive email alerts about future events for potential adopters.



Call us on 0345 155 1076.

Our phone lines are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 1pm.

If no one is there to answer your call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you the next working day.

Who to call in an emergency

If you need urgent support and it is out of hours, or over the holidays when the offices are closed, you will need to contact the local council out of hours/emergency duty team for the area you live in. The numbers are:


Adopt South West
County Hall
Topsham Road

Feedback and complaints

We’d like to hear from you if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints about the service you have received. Please use the contact details above to get in touch with us.

You can find out more about making a complaint, and what will happen, in the Devon County Council’s children’s social care complaints procedure.