Making a Referral
The online service is run in collaboration with the social enterprise ‘Link Maker’, making use of the highly secure system that they have developed for sharing information.
The Scottish Government introduced new regulations in April 2016 as part of its commitment to improving practice and reducing unnecessary delay for children requiring permanent placements. The Regulations changed the Register from a voluntary to a mandatory service – adoption agencies (local authorities and voluntary organisations) are now required to:
Social Workers For adopters or those responsible for family finding for children will first need to register by clicking the link below:
It is of critical importance that the security of the system is maintained – you will be asked to create a safe password and provided with a PIN to gain access to the site. Confirmation of your identity will also be sought from your agency.
Once registered, social workers for adopters will need to connect to their families’ profiles in order to support them in the family finding process.
Social workers responsible for family finding can create profiles of the children they are seeking a placement for and directly initiate discussions with adopters.
For more information on how to get started with the online register please watch this short video which will guide you through registration, creating profile, and family finding.
We have also created a written how to guide to help you get started.