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Non Agency Adoption

  • I understand the difference between agency and non-agency adoption, the implications for the child placed including their access to adoption support

  • I understand that all requests for non-agency adoption assessments will be completed by the adoption social workers

  • I will undertake a ‘screening visit’ with applicants for non-agency adoption and  am confident in discussing the legal process of non-agency adoption with applicants

  • My role is to complete the court directed Annexe A assessment and I will ensure that I adhere to all court directions when completing the assessment

  • I will ensure that statutory checks on all non-agency adoption applicants are completed in a timely fashion

  • My Annexe B assessment will evidence the voice of the child

  • I will ensure that if I identify any safeguarding concerns as part of my Annexe A assessment, that I will share these with the ‘MASH’ team immediately


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