Adoption UK-FASD conference Friday 11th May 2018

Adoption UK will be holding its latest conference in Edinburgh on Friday the 11th of May 2018 .The conference will cover the topic of FASD in looked after children and it will host the international speaker and paediatric consultant from one of the UK’s leading FASD clinics Dr Raja Muhkerjee. For more information on how to attend…

Evaluation of the Register’s 5th Adoption Activity Day

Scotland’s Adoption Register held it’s 5th Activity Day in November 2017. 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. Activity Day Evaluation Our next Activity Day…

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  

Adoption Week Scotland – Talk About Adoption event: 6pm to 8pm 24/11/16

Opportunity to spread the word about adoption   Register now for this event that is part of Adoption Week Scotland being organised by Adoption UK – Scotland. Aimed at potential prospective adopters the event will bring together local authorities, voluntary agencies and charities involved in adoption who are invited to have a stall to promote their…

Adoption Register Moving to On-Line System on 14th November 2016

Details of the transfer of the Register to an on-line system have been circulated to all Local Authorities and Voluntary Adoption Agencies in Scotland. Subject to the uncertainties that are involved in the development of any new IT project, the system will go live on 14th November. The system can be used from day 1,…