Consultation outcome

Intermediary services for relatives of adopted people

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

A summary of consultation responses and the government’s response outlining changes to the Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on which groups of people should be granted access to intermediary services.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on proposals to extend access to intermediary services to children and grandchildren of adults adopted before 30 December 2005. Intermediary services currently facilitate contact and the exchange of information between adopted adults and their birth relatives.

We are also seeking views on whether the adopted person should have the right to make an absolute or qualified veto for making contact.


Published 10 April 2014
Last updated 25 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added government response to the consultation.
  2. First published.