Guidance

Voluntary adoption agency: do you need to register?

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage a voluntary adoption agency.

Documents

Introduction to voluntary adoption agencies

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Introduction to voluntary adoption agencies

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Details

23 May 2017: this guidance is under review and will be republished later in the year.

There are different types of adoption services, some of which must register with Ofsted.

This guide explains to those who want to open or manage a voluntary adoption agency what they must understand and prove to be registered with Ofsted.