adoption agencies

Transition to adulthood for young people in adoptive care: secondary analyses of data from the longitudinal study of young people in England (LSYPE)

The main aim of the study was to use the first six waves of data from the LSPYE to understand more about the lives of adopted young people as they approach adulthood and to make comparisons with other young people who had not experienced adoptive care.

Multi-Agency Resource Service

Website resource that aims to support professionals and agencies working in child protection by developing communities of expertise and sharing practice knowledge across Scotland. Initially funded by Scottish Government, it aims to facilitate access to child care and protection expertise to help agencies deal with issues of neglect and abuse.

Agencies, councils or organisations can approach the MARS for help with specific cases or situations where a child death has occurred or there is concern about possible or substantiated injury or abuse.

Preparing and assessing prospective adopters: practice guidance

Guidance aimed at helping practitioners assess prospective adopters whether they intend adopting a child from this country or abroad.

Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Document stating the provisions of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007.

The adoption history project

Website dedicated to giving access to information on various aspects of the history of child adoption in the United States such as people, organisations, studies and topics which shaped adoption during the twentieth century.

Adoption (Aberdeenshire Council)

Aberdeenshire Council presents information about adoption. It promotes non-discriminatory practices in all its services and seeks individuals or couples from a variety of backgrounds who can make a permanent commitment to a child or children who need a new family for life.

Adoption : national minimum standards : regulations, voluntary adoption agencies, local authorities, England and Wales

Document setting out the regulations and national minimum standards which apply to local authority adoption services and voluntary adoption agencies in England and Wales. These regulations and standards form the basis of the new regulatory framework under the 2000 Act for the regulation of adoption agencies in England and Wales.

National care standards: adoption agencies

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.