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.  

2017 – Adoption Exchange Day dates

Scotland’s Adoption Register’s last Exchange Day of the year will be held on: Thursday 30th November- Albert Hall in Stirling All registration forms and details of the day will be sent out 6 weeks prior to each event day.

Dates for Adoption Week 2017 Announced

The Scottish Government has announced plans for Adoption Week Scotland 2017 – which will run from 20th to 25th November and be organised jointly by Adoption UK Scotland and the Adoption & Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland in collaboration with Scotland’s Adoption Register. The campaign seeks to raise awareness and highlight the continued importance of adoption…

How-to Guides to Online Register

Scotland’s Adoption Register has created a selection of how-to guides for agencies to help navigate the transition to the new online system. Follow the links below profiling a family online  profiling a child online How to family find online inviting families to join SAR online Managing your email alerts