The adoption process is careful and thorough. Adoption agencies are required to ensure that they safeguard and protect the children they place from further hurt or harm.

As such, as well as discussing with potential adopters about their own experiences and attitudes, agencies are required to seek the views of others and check on information held that might indicate a reason for concern.

The process includes a full Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check, and health and child protection checks. If there is an issue we will discuss this with you to see if it raises concerns about your suitability to be an adoptive parent.