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

The Scotland’s Adoption Register is pleased to confirm 4 new dates for adoption exchange days taking place in 2017:  Friday 8th September –  South Lanarkshire headquarters in Hamilton 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

Some useful 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 also recently created a brief guide to the Online Register. Click on the links below to access our booklets for printing or sharing. Exchange Day leaflet for agencies Exchange Days – Information leaflet … Continued

Adoption UK: family events and support groups for Summer-Autumn 2017

  Adoption UK will be holding a ‘Talking about Adoption to our Children’ evening workshop on Thursday the 25th May 2017 in East Lothian. To learn more and book please contact Adoption UK by phone on 0131 201 2488 or by email at [email protected] The first of two great family events begins with a fundraising Ceilidh … 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

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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

Second Scottish Adoption Activity Day to be held in May

As part of the pilot of Adoption Activity Days as a way of finding families for children requiring adoption, Scotland’s Adoption Register is running a second event, to be held in the North East of Scotland in May. Adoption Activity Days provide an opportunity for adopters to directly meet children waiting to be adopted. The day involves a whole range of … Continued

Adoption Exchange Days – dates set for June and September

Dates for the next two Adoption Exchange Day have now been confirmed. 1. MONDAY 13th JUNE, THE BRUNTON, MUSSELBURGH 2. FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, ALMADA House (South     Lanarkshire Council HQ), HAMILTON Particular thanks to East Lothian Council for supporting the June event by arranging for the excellent facilities at ‘The Brunton’ – a recently … Continued