What kind of support will I get from Devon County Council during the adoption process?

Posted on: 20 June 2013

Firstly, you will have access to a duty social worker for any initial enquiries, you will be sent all the information you need to help your initial thinking. When you are completing your Registration of Interest forms there are fortnightly clinics held at each of the area offices – you can make an appointment to meet with a social worker to get help filling in the form, as well as discuss any particular issues that may have arisen for you.

During Stage One of the process you will be given learning opportunities both on line and at a foundation workshop, and will receive a home visit from a social worker once all your checks and references are complete.  During Stage Two you will be allocated a social worker to undertake your assessment and take you to panel for approval. This social worker will continue to work with you right through to you having children placed.

Also see the Passport to Adoption, a guide for prospective adopters.

If at any point you are unhappy with the process, please feel free to contact our Devon Adoption Practice Manager to discuss further, or you have your say.