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 How to register 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,…

Register’s 300th Match – Minister Meets the Family

To mark the milestone of 300 matches being made through Scotland’s Adoption Register, Mark McDonald, the Minister for Children and Early Years met the family who the child was placed with to hear their story and celebrate the continuing success of the Register in finding families for children: more.

Register Facts & Figures for 2nd Quarter of 2016 -2017

The latest information about activity at the Adoption Register is available here: 2nd quarter report . The figures for the second quarter of 2016-17 show the referrals of children rising slightly form a low base earlier in the year, with the number of adopters referred remaining strong.

Scottish Government seeking your views on how education is run

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation to gather view about who should take decisions in relation to the education of children and young people in Scotland and how the funding of education can be made fairer. They are looking for the views of as wide a range of people as possible – from children…

New Inter Agency Fee Arrangements Announced

The Scottish government has published information about the arrangements for the setting of inter-agency fees – paid where a child from one agency is placed with adopters from another. Following a period of consultation the government has decided to endorse the use of a standard fee structure equivalent to that already in use in England. It is hoped…