Report of an investigation into the recruitment practices of a number of different types of care services in Scotland to determine how well these services were carrying out their legal obligations to recruit safely and rectify bad practice where found.
Guidance prepared for practitioners in England who are involved in assessing the support needs of people affected by adoption. It is based on the child-centred model laid out in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families.
This feasibility study sought to examine how best to conceptualise and evaluate how decision-making in children’s lives takes due account of their views, with particular attention to processes related to Part I of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the implications for compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Website of the Scottish Adoption Association, a charity which provides information, counselling and support for anybody who has adopted, been adopted or is interested in adoption.
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.
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.
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.