Essex Adoption Service is an adoption agency committed to providing the best service and support for adopted children and their families. We’re proud of our reputation and 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating. Visit our adoption site to find out more. Statement of purpose Read our Adoption Service policy and statement of purpose (PDF, 370.36kB). Permanence Policy Our Permanance Policy statement (PDF, 250.35kB) sets out the main routes to stable and secure outcomes for children in our care.