Adoption Week Roadshow events 17th-23rd November

Join Adoption UK, AFA Scotland and members of Scotland’s Adoption Register for a series of  information day that will inform you about all aspects of adoption from the legal process, to family finding and the support you may require after the adoption order. The week kicks off with a soft play family event on Saturday 17th…

Adoption Week Scotland 19th-25th November.

Adoption Week Scotland will be held this year in the week beginning Monday 19th of November until Saturday 27th November. A programme of events has now been published and can be viewed here: AWS-2018-Programme-of-events as well as the fringe programme here: Fringe-Programme If your agency are thinking of organising an event and would like to publicise this; please…

Annual Report 2017-2018

Scotland’s Adoption Register’s annual report for 2017-2018 is now available to read online here: Annual Report 17-18 We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer questions in relation to it. Please contact us at [email protected]    

Adoption UK campaign for more positive school experiences for adopted children

Adoption UK are calling on Politicians across the UK to pledge their support to working with educators and families to ensure that schools are able to meet the challenges of educating vulnerable children. Almost 70% of adoptive parents say their child’s progress is hindered by their poor emotional state at school and nearly 80% of…

Permanently Progressing Conference-Wednesday 19th September

The University of Stirling will be holding a one day event on Wednesday  19th September to present the key findings of the first stage of the permanently progressing study- which followed the progress of over 1,000 children who became “looked after” from 2014 onwards. The day is aimed at practitioners, decision makers, policy makers, researchers/academics…

Adoption UK-campaign for better support for adopters and children

A number of key issues facing Scottish adoptive families have been brought to light thanks to a survey carried out by Adoption UK. The three  key issues are: 1. Give every adoptive family the right to support when they need it 2. Give every adopted child the right to additional support in school 3. Give…

Guidance on pre-linking meetings between Children and Adopters

The practise of pre-linking meetings; which were originally developed and used by agencies in  England; is being considered by some Scottish agencies as an approach to family finding. While no formal policy or guidance has been created in Scotland; Coram BAAF have published a best practise guide to pre-linking meetings which could be a valuable…

Evaluation of the Register’s 6th Adoption Activity Day

Scotland’s Adoption Register held it’s 6th Activity Day in March 2018 . Overall the feedback from this event was very encouraging and considerations have been given to how we can continue to make improvements to events we hold in the future. The evaluation can be read via the link below. 6th AAD feedback We will be…

Exchange Day Dates for 2018

Scotland’s Adoption Register will be holding four Adoption Exchange Days in 2018 on the following dates: Friday 23rd February 2018-Nairn- Scottish Highlands Friday 27th April 2018-Hamilton-South Lanarkshire 27th August 2018-Musselburgh-East Lothian Monday 26th November-Stirling   We will send out information and referral forms to agencies 6-7 weeks prior to all events. All adopters are welcome…

Updated and New SAR booklets

Scotland’s Adoption Register has created several helpful booklets over the years; including information on Exchange Days for Adopters, Foster Carers and Agencies. We have recently updated many of these and have also  created a brief guide to the Online Register along with information booklets about Adoption Activity Days for adopters, social workers, foster carers and volunteers. Click…

SAR 2016-17 annual report published

  The Annual report from 1st April 2016-31st March 2017 has now been published and can be accessed here: Annual Report 2016-17   As always, comments and suggestions about how the Register can continue to improve are more than welcome.