In line with statutory requirements, ARC Adoption North East's adoption panel ensures safe and effective care for children who have a plan for adoption.
Following completion of your Prospective Adopter’s Report (PAR) also referred to as a home study assessment, your case will be presented to ARC Adoption’s adoption panel.
The role of the adoption panel is to ensure the highest standards of practice. All adoption services are required to appoint a range of people to a ‘Central List’ of panel members. Panel members have an important role in ensuring that ARC Adoption North East applies the highest possible standards when considering who is suitable to be approved to adopt vulnerable children.
In order for the panel to go ahead a quorum of five members must be present.
ARC Adoption's adoption panel consists of the following members:
Examples of other individuals who may be adoption panel members include:
Legal Role of the Adoption Panel
ARC Adoption's adoption panel and decision-maker make timely, quality and appropriate recommendations and decisions in line with the overriding objective; to promote the welfare of children.
It is the role of the adoption panel to consider the following: