Adoption stage 2

Planned maintenance to the Planning Portal

Due to an upgrade to the Planning Portal between 9am and midday on Saturday 21 October, customers will be unable to view documents on the site during this time.

Stage 2 of the adoption approval process begins after you have completed stage 1 and let us know that you  want to proceed. This stage should be completed within 4 months, It involves intensive training and assessment.

Your assessment plan

We will draw up an assessment plan with you; this details, for example, assessment process, dates of meetings/visits and agreed training. We will guide and support you through this process.

We will complete a Prospective Adopter’s Report (PAR) with you, and give you a copy (minus reference and checks section) which you may respond to by sending us any comments within 5 working days.

The adoption panel

The PAR is then presented to the adoption panel, a meeting which you will be invited to attend. Once the Panel has met and made a recommendation the agency will make a decision on your approval.


Stage 2 ends when, following a recommendation by our adoption panel, the agency decision maker (the Assistant Director in Children’s Social Care) decides whether you should be approved as a prospective adopter.

Find out more about the agency decision.

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