Adoption Week Scotland-Saturday 16th-23rd of November

Adoption Week Scotland will be taking place from Saturday 16th-23rd of November this year co-facilitated by Adoption UK Scotland and AFA Scotland. For information on the weeks events taking place throughout Scotland go to:

4th Quarter reporting available

 The Register has released its official matching and referral rate figures for the period between 01/01/2019-31/03/2019.  To view these figures click here: Reporting

Revised inter-agency fees for adoption placements agreed by the Scottish Government

Maree Todd, the Minister for Children and Young People, has written to all adoption agencies in Scotland advising of revisions to the fee structure for inter-agency placements. The agreement follows a period of discussion and consultation with the new fees becoming effective from 1 April 2019. Details of the proposals are available here: Interagency-Fees

Transitions discussion paper-January 2019

Scotland’s Adoption Register has recently undertaken a small study focusing on the perspective of foster carers in relation to the transition process. Linking with recent UK wide research (for example, Neil et al 2018), this is intended as a contribution to the development of new guidance about managing the transition process in the best way…

Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland. Moving to Adoption Seminar with Mary Beek

Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland will be hosting Mary Beek who presents her research project “Moving to Adoption” on the 18th March 2019. Mary; a Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia; has a wealth of knowledge in social work and was instrumental in developing the Secure Base model which is widely used…

3rd Quarter reporting available

The Register has released its official matching and referral rate figures for the period between 01/10/2018-31/12/2018.  To view these figures go to: reporting

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…