Assessment and Approval of Adopters

Assessment and Approval of Adopters

Me Learning
Updated Aug 21, 2019

Course Overview

Did you know that legislation introduced in 2013 targets adoption approval within six months? It should now be faster and easier to adopt, especially if you’ve previously adopted or are an approved foster carer.

In this course you’ll learn about this new process and gain an understanding of the two-stage approach.

You’ll develop a holistic view of the process that will help you as a prospective adopter, adoption panel member, or an employee working in adoption as part of your role.

Target Audience

This course is intended for anyone involved in the adoption assessment process. This includes:

  • Prospective adopters and their families
  • Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking adoption assessments
  • Agency decision makers
  • Adoption panel members

Learning Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The adopter assessment process and timescales, from application to approval
  • Two-stage approval, including Stage 1 and Stage 2 plans
  • Learn about the fast-track process for previous adopters and approved foster carers
  • What information is gathered
  • What happens if a person is assessed as being unsuitable to adopt
  • The roles and functions of the adoption panel
  • How the adoption register works
  • Where to go for advice and guidance.