Statutory guidance for local authorities and adoption agencies.
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This statutory guidance is for:
- local authorities
- voluntary adoption agencies
- adoption support agencies
This guidance replaced the 2005 statutory guidance on domestic adoption.
We’re reviewing the guidance on inter-country adoption. The 2005 annex on inter-country adoption that is attached here is still the most current.
Voluntary adoption agencies are organisations that recruit, approve and support people interested in adopting a child.