As part of the assessments all applicants will be subject to local authority, health and Disclosure Scotland checks. Disclosure Scotland checks will be obtained on all members of your household aged 16 years and over. Contact will also be made with previous partner(s) and employers. Six references are requested (two from family members and four from friends) and three of the referees will be visited.
On completion of your Form F the assessing worker's manager will visit you at home with your worker to discuss your application, prior to this being presented to the Adoption Panel. The manager will provide a second opinion report which you will have access to.