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.

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 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…

December Exchange Day – details confirmed

The final Adoption Exchange Day in 2016 will be on Thursday 1st December and will be held in Stirling. More detailed information will be sent out closer to the time. Meantime, plans for the September event (Friday 9th September in Hamilton) are progressing well – registration forms have just been sent to agencies, so if you…

SAR 2015-16 annual report published

The annual report summarising the work of the Register for the year ending 31 March 2016 is now available.  Annual report 15-16. As ever, comments or suggestions about how the Register can continue to improve the way it runs are more than welcome.

Scotland’s second Adoption Activity Day held in Perth

18 children and their foster carers were joined by 23 prospective adopters for Scotland’s second Adoption Activity Day held in Perth last weekend. The adopters and other adults joined the children in a whole range of activities – arts, crafts, face painting, building giants out of card board boxes, jumping on the soft play, watching an exciting…

Latest statistics: more matches fewer referrals

The report summarising the work of the Adoption Register for January to March 2016 shows that the number of matches achieved over the year was the highest to date – despite a recent fall in the number of children referred. Click here to see the full report: SAR 4th Quarter report 2015/16