Guidance

Open an adoption support agency: do you need to register?

The first document to read if you want to become this children's social care provider type.

Documents

Introduction to adoption support agencies

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Introduction to adoption support agencies

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Detail

If an organisation undertakes work with adopted children or adults, or children who are being prepared for adoption, they will usually need to register with Ofsted as an adoption support agency.

This guide tells you about adoption support agencies and what the law says they must do.