Children's Social Care Procedures - Contents
|Adoption National Minimum Standards|
|See also: One Adoption Procedures|
The list of procedures below indicates where specific responsibilities for adoption activity rest - either with the local authority or One Adoption (the regional adoption agency).
Please note that not all processes have been finalised yet, so please ring One Adoption 0113 3783535 if you have any queries or need advice.
One Adoption now undertakes most of the adoption work regionally. Please follow the link to their procedures where indicated. Where the responsibility remains with the local authority, this is set out in these procedures.
However, It is important to bear in mind that many of the tasks will be carried out jointly even if one agency has the lead responsibility.
Please ensure that all correspondence received from One Adoption relating to the adoption, such as the match, is uploaded onto CASS.For all adoption planning, please see the 'Adoption Plan Tasklist' within the Permanence Policy which sets out individual responsibilities.
|6.1||Assessment and Approvals of Prospective Adopters (One Adoption)|
|6.2||Adoption Panel (One Adoption)|
|6.3||Placement for Adoption (Local Authority)|
|and The Child's Journey - Placement for Adoption (One Adoption)|
|Please note: This is a joint responsibility shared by the local authority and One Adoption. See the Adoption Plan Task list in Permanence Policy which outlines each agency's responsibilities.|
|6.4||Family Finding Role and Procedure (One Adoption)|
|6.5||Making Inter Agency Adoptive Placements (One Adoption and Local Authority)|
|6.6||Adoption Reviews (Local Authority)|
|6.7||Disruption of Adoptive Placements (One Adoption)|
|6.8||Allegations against Prospective Adopters (One Adoption)|
|6.9||Intercountry Adoption (One Adoption)|
|6.10||Non Agency Adoptions (One Adoption)|
|6.11||Adoption Support (One Adoption)|
|6.13||Adoption Case Records (One Adoption and Local Authority)|
|6.14||Access to Birth Records and Adoption Case Records (One Adoption)|
|6.15||Intermediary Services (One Adoption)|
|6.16||Applications for Special Guardianship (Local Authority)|
|6.17||Court Reports in Adoption/Special Guardianship (Local Authority)|
|6.18||Early Permanence Placements / Fostering for Adoption|
|6.19||Post Adoption Contact (One Adoption and Local Authority)|
|6.20||Life Story Work - My Family and Me|
|6.21||Later Life Letters (Local Authority)|
|6.22||Letterbox System (Local Authority)|
|7.2||Working Together to Safeguard Children|
|7.3||File Audit Tool for Fostering Team|