adoption

The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 brings together aspects of family, child care and adoption law that affect children. The Act seeks to incorporate the 3 key principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – i.e. non- discrimination; a child’s welfare as a primary consideration; and listening to children’s views, into Scottish legislation and practice.

Current adoption law in Scotland is contained in the Children Act (1975) and was last updated in 1995. The nature of society and the use of adoption have since changed considerably and this legal framework no longer meets the needs of the range of children who cannot be brought up by their birth families.

Scoping review which attempts to map the literature on the adoption of children from public care, identify the extent of research based knowledge, discover the gaps in the evidence and make recommendations for future research.

Report presenting findings from a secondary analysis of data gathered between 1982 and 1988 as part of a study of disruptions in permanent placements carried out by Strathclyde Regional Council and supported by the then Scottish Office.

These regulations make provision for the disclosure of medical information about the natural parents during the adoption process. These regulations are applicable where this information has not been achievable whilst information is collected under other regulations.

This document accompanies the draft Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 2008. It sets out the policy behind the draft regulations and seeks comments on a number of issues within the Regulations.

The regulations will replace the Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 1996.

The national care standards for adoption agencies have been developed to ensure that the services they provide are of high quality. They provide comprehensive guidance on the expected duty of care and service that adoption agencies should provide throughout the adoption process.

This Act of Scottish Parliament establishes a new independent body to regulate care services in Scotland to be known as the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care ('The Commission'). It also establishes a system of care regulation, encompassing the registration and inspection of care services against a set of national care standards and the taking of any enforcement action; a new independent body, to be known as the Scottish Social Services Council ('The Council') to regulate social service workers and to promote and regulate their education and training.

Report of a study which tested the cost-effectiveness of two programmes intended to support adopters who were parenting a child recently placed from care, and exhibiting emotional or behavioural difficulties, and conducted a qualitative analysis of the intervention process.

After the formation of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in October 2007, Ethnic Britain (originally launched in 2002) changed its name to Equality Britain, covering all aspects of equality.