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This contents list is sub divided into the following sections, each Section contains relevant Chapters/Procedures: (Click on the title to jump to the Section you require):

  1. Journey of the Child
  2. Recruitment and Assessment of Adopters
  3. Family Finding
  4. Adoption Support
  5. Non-Agency Adoption
  6. Birth Family
  7. Other Guidance and Information

1. Journey of the Child

1.1 Adoption of Children in Care - to follow  
1.2 Early Permanence Placements  
1.3 Relinquished Babies/Children  
1.4 Guidance on Name Changes  
1.5 Moving to Adoption  
1.6 Statement of Purpose Updated

2. Recruitment and Assessment of Adopters

2.1 Eligibility Criteria for Prospective Adopters  
2.2 Recruitment of Prospective Adopters  
2.3 Assessment of Adopters  
2.4 Guidance on Checks and References Updated
2.5 Guidance on Overweight Adopters  
2.6 Guidance on Health and Safety Checks  
2.7 Inter Country Adoption  
2.8 Practice Guidance for when Foster Carer/s wish to Adopt a Child in their Care  
2.9 Adoption Panel  
2.10 Review of Prospective Adopters  
2.11 Allegations Against Prospective Adopters  
2.12 Adopter Case Records  

3. Family Finding

3.1 Family Finding Journey including role and responsibilities  
3.2 Guidance on Child Specific Recruitment  
3.3 Guidance on Link Maker  
3.4 Guidance on Life Appreciation Days  
3.5 Guidance on Activity Days  

4. Adoption Support

4.1 Adoption Support  
4.2 Use of the Adoption Support Fund - to follow  
4.3 Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records  
4.4 Post Box  
4.5 Monitoring and Supervision of Adoptive Placements  
4.6 Financial Support in Adoption  
4.7 Disruption of Adoptive Placements  

5. Non-Agency Adoption

5.1 Non-Agency Adoption New

6. Birth Family

6.1 Birth Family Counselling  
6.2 Birth Family Access to Records  
6.3 Post Box  

7. Other Guidance and Information

7.1 Adopt North East Privacy Notice  
7.2 Supervision Policy Updated
7.3 Lone Working Policy  
7.4 Whistleblowing Policy  
7.5 Financial Process Guidance  
7.6 Standards for Case Recording  
7.7 Guidance on Assessment and Approval in a Pandemic