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.