COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the Government’s advice about how best to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak, Scotland’s Adoption Register staff are now working from home. We can still be reached in all the usual ways for advice and support, with our phone lines open Monday-Friday 9-5pm. The Online Register continues to be fully accessible to agencies, and to…

Register reaches 600 matches milestone

We are pleased to announce that Scotland’s Adoption Register has reached its 600th match milestone. Set up by the Scottish Government in 2011, Scotland’s Adoption Register facilitates a number of family finding opportunties to agencies across Scotland. This 600th match was made through one of our Adoption Activity Day events. The Scottish Government has released…

New Host for Scotland’s Adoption Register

Following a tendering process, the Scottish Government has announced that Scotland’s Adoption Register will be hosted by AFA Scotland as of 1 April 2020. Scotland’s Adoption Register was established in 2011 and for four years was hosted by BAAF Scotland. When BAAF Scotland unexpectedly entered into administration in July 2015, the Scottish Government sought alternative…

Independent Care Review-Final reports published

After three years of extensive work and insights from a range of professionals and those who are care experienced, the final 5 reports of the Independent Care Review have been published. The main report ‘The Promise’ seeks to lay out the findings of the review and seeks change in many areas of the care system….

Annual Report 2018-19 published

We are please to present our annual report for 2018-2019 which can be read online here: Annual Report-18-19 The report details the Register’s headline achievements for the year as well as how we plan to develop our practise. In regard to this, we had the opportunity to commission an independent review of the Register which has…

Independent Review of Scotland’s Adoption Register published

We are delighted that the final report of the Independent Review of Scotland’s Adoption Register has now been published: available here  and summary document here .The purpose of the Review was to take stock of the progress made by the Register since its introduction, consider how well it is currently working and to explore ideas for its…

Thinking Differently About Education Conference-Adoption UK Scotland

Adoption UK Scotland will be holding their annual conference for 2019 around the subject of education.  Their key note speaker is acclaimed speaker, author, teacher and therapist Louise Bombèr. The day will be a combination of main platform speakers and workshops/seminars (both practical and theoretical).  There will be opportunities to network and learn along with…

Adoption Week Scotland-Saturday 16th-23rd of November

Adoption Week Scotland will be taking place from Saturday 16th-23rd of November this year co-facilitated by Adoption UK Scotland and AFA Scotland. For information on the weeks events taking place throughout Scotland go to: https://www.facebook.com/AdoptionWeekScotland/

4th Quarter reporting available

 The Register has released its official matching and referral rate figures for the period between 01/01/2019-31/03/2019.  To view these figures click here: Reporting

Revised inter-agency fees for adoption placements agreed by the Scottish Government

Maree Todd, the Minister for Children and Young People, has written to all adoption agencies in Scotland advising of revisions to the fee structure for inter-agency placements. The agreement follows a period of discussion and consultation with the new fees becoming effective from 1 April 2019. Details of the proposals are available here: Interagency-Fees

Transitions discussion paper-January 2019

Scotland’s Adoption Register has recently undertaken a small study focusing on the perspective of foster carers in relation to the transition process. Linking with recent UK wide research (for example, Neil et al 2018), this is intended as a contribution to the development of new guidance about managing the transition process in the best way…