Following a tendering process, the Scottish Government has just announced that Scotland’s Adoption Register will be hosted by AFA Scotland from 1 April 2020.
Scotland’s Adoption Register was established in 2011 and from then until 2015 was hosted by BAAF Scotland. When BAAF Scotland unexpectedly entered into administration in July 2015, the Scottish Government sought alternative arrangements and were fortunate that St Andrew’s Children’s Society agreed to take on this role at very short notice. The support from St Andrew’s since then has been widely appreciated – as noted in the recently published independent review of the Register, ‘It is well regarded for the way in which it has fulfilled its role and thought to have done so with integrity. It is considered to have been highly principled in its custodianship and financial management of the service. It is also viewed positively as having enabled positive change and development within the Register’s services.’
St Andrew’s Children’s Society and AFA Scotland will work closely to ensure the transition proceeds smoothly and that there is no disruption to the service from 1 April. More information will be circulated in due course if there are changes to any of the contact details.
An advert for the new Manager/ Practitioner post for the Register has been placed on MyJobScotland and AFA Scotland's website, so please do pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested in this opportunity. For further details and an application form, please click on the following links: