Adoption Report

Due to financial pressures we are sorry to inform you that we are unable to provide tea and coffee at the training events during 2019-2020, we advise that you take drinks and a packed lunch with you to events.

Course Provider: Bond Solon

Adoption will have a significant impact on a child. Adoption law is extremely complex, and many social workers struggle to correctly interpret and apply.


The course has been designed to ensure social workers have a full and working knowledge of the relevant legal framework relating to all routes of adoption including placement orders, Coram, and private applications. Delegates will learn the skills to complete a balance sheet to best practice, (following Re B-S) where adoption is the correct and appropriate option for the child. Delegates will consider their responsibilities to trace parents and family to assess viability before advancing an application for adoption. They will examine the benefits to the child and birth family of Adoption versus Special Guardianship.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Provide advice, guidance and assistance to potential adoptive applicants on how they could proceed with an adoption application and when permission is required from the Court
  • Write professional Adoption Agency Rule 14 reports, while being alert to the rules of confidentiality, redaction and anonymisation, and parental responsibility
  • Draft with confidence the Adoption and Children Act 2002 welfare checklist
  • Understand the legal framework for leave to oppose an adoption order and the current test in the appeals process
28th November 2019Radnor YFC Building, Llandrindod Wells9.30am - 4.30pm


There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given

Express an interest in this course here Expression of Interest Form for Training Courses



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  • Phone: 01597 827330 / 01597 827333
  • Address: Social Care Workforce Development Team, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AA


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