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 … Continued

‘We need to talk about adoption’ Adoption Week Scotland  20th – 25th November 2017

‘We need to talk about adoption’ Adoption Week Scotland  20th – 25th November 2017   Adoption UK  and Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland AFA have organised a number of events and resources for adoption week, to share information about the process of adoption and encourage conversation about it.   Adoption week Facebook page will provide … Continued

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 September 2018-Musselburgh-East Lothian Date TBC Tuesday 26th November-Stirling   We will send out information and referral forms to agencies 6-7 weeks prior to all events. All adopters are … Continued

Adoption Activity Day- North East Scotland

Scotland’s Adoption Register will be holding it’s 5th Adoption Activity Day on Saturday the 11th November. We are particularly interested to hear from prospective adopters who can consider siblings or children over the age of 4. If you are interested in attending please ask your social worker to contact us at [email protected] If you are a … Continued

Adoption Exchange Day- Stirling

Scotland’s Adoption Register will be holding it’s last Exchange Day of 2017 on Thursday 30th November in Stirling. Referral forms and further information will be sent out 6 weeks in advance. For more information on how you as an adopter can attend please contact [email protected] or phone us on: 0131 526 3240

Adoption Exchange Day- Nairn

Scotland’s Adoption Register will be holding its first exchange day of 2018 in Nairn- The Scottish Highlands- on Friday 23rd February 2018. Referral forms and further information will be sent to all Scottish local authorities and Adoption agencies, 6 weeks in advance of the event. For more information on how you, as an adopter, can … Continued

Adoption Exchange Day-Hamilton

Scotland’s Adoption Register will be holding an Adoption Exchange Day in Hamilton on Friday 27th April 2018. Referral forms and further information will be sent out 6 weeks in advance. For more information on how you as an adopter can attend please contact [email protected] or phone us on: 0131 526 3240


Scotland’s Adoption Register is committed to providing a good quality service and we are keen to hear feedback on all aspects of the way the service is working. If you wish to share some positive experience or any improvement ideas, please email these to us at: [email protected] If you have a complaint, or any concerns … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 Inviting families to join SAR-online How to family find online  

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 … Continued

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, … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Adoption Week Scotland: 21-27 November

Adoption UK has announced details of the activities planned as part of the inaugural ‘Adoption Week Scotland’ which it is organising on behalf of the Scottish Government. The week will run from 21 to 27th November and will be both a celebration of adoption in Scotland and an opportunity to raise awareness of the continuing … Continued