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Adoption NMS
Draft Adoption Statutory Guidance



Introduction

  General Introduction


Child and Service-user Focused Standards


STANDARD 1 - The child’s wishes and feelings
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 2 - Promoting a positive identity, potential and valuing diversity
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 3 - Promoting positive behaviour and relationships
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 4 - Safeguarding children
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 5 - Promoting good health and wellbeing
(Adoption Agencies)
  STANDARD 6 - Leisure activities
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 7 - Promoting educational attainment
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 8 - Contact
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 9 - Providing a suitable physical environment for the child
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 10 - Recruiting and assessing prospective adopters
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 11 - Intercountry - assessing prospective adopters
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 12 - Birth parents and birth families involved in the adoption plan
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 13 - Matching and placing the child with prospective adopters who can meet most of their assessed needs
(Adoption Agencies)
  STANDARD 14 - Intercountry - matching prospective adopters to child’s assessed needs
(Adoption Agencies)
  STANDARD 15 - Adoption support
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 16 - Intermediary services
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)


The Adoption Agency/Adoption Support Agency Standards

  STANDARD 17 - Adoption panels and agency’s decision-maker
(Adoption Agencies)
  STANDARD 18 - Statement of Purpose and Children’s Guides
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 19 - Fitness to provide or manage an adoption agency or an adoption support agency
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 20 - Financial viability and changes affecting business continuity
(Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 21 - Suitability to work with children and service users
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 22 - Handling allegations and suspicions of harm
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 23 - Learning, development and qualifications
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 24 - Staff support and supervision
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 25 - Managing effectively and efficiently, and monitoring the adoption agency or adoption support agency
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 26 - Individuals who are registered providers of adoption support agencies
(Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 27 - Records
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 28 - Fitness of premises for use as an adoption agency or adoption support agency
(Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)
  STANDARD 29 - Notification of significant events
(Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Adoption Support Agencies)