Adopt South West

Welcome to the Adopt South West Adoption Procedures Manual

Welcome to the online procedures manual for Adopt South West, a partnership of councils (Devon, Somerset, Plymouth, Cornwall and Torbay) working together to make the adoption process quicker and simpler

This manual is updated every six months and the next update will be in October 2024.

Please see 'Using this Manual' for details about the way this manual works.

For further details, please contact Lucy Hextall (

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