Legal info, policies and procedures

Here’s all the bits of paper and policies we have that say we’re legal to do what we do and how we do it. If you have any questions about these please ask your social worker or at an information event. We endeavour to improve our service and are committed to working with adopters, adopted children, birth families, experts from a range of fields such as health, mental health and education and other adoption agencies to ensure we provide the best outcomes for children.

Our compliments and complaints procedure is in our Statement of Purpose.

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Due to genetic issues on one side of the family, Charles and Sophie felt they didn’t want to take the risk of a child inheriting a debilitating disease that had affected a family member

Charles and Sophie felt they didn’t want to take the risk of a child inheriting a debilitating disease that had affected a family member

‘We’d been married for about five years when we decided to explore the possibility of adopting a child. Our initial contact with our local adoption service quickly led to a home visit and then we were invited to attend a preparatory course. ’