Adoption Policy Review Group: phase one report

Report on phase one of a two-phase review to look at adoption law and practice, commissioned in April 2001.



The group ran a workshop on 21 November 2001 in Renfield St. Stephen's Church Centre, Glasgow to discuss its remit and share emerging conclusions with other key stakeholders not directly represented on the group. A number of individuals and organisations were invited to attend the event. The following individuals accepted the invitation.

Bill Adam, Principal Officer, Care Management, Social Work Services, Glasgow City Council

Joan Atherton, Project Leader, Barnardos

Ann Blackie, Children's Manager, Children's Services, Scottish Borders Council

Irene Callaghan, Team Leader, Fostering and Adoption, South Ayrshire Council

Lynne Cameron, Acting Manager, Family Placement Services, Dundee Council

Samantha Fiander, Policy Information Officer, Children in Scotland

Margaret French, Service Manager, Children and Families, North Lanarkshire Council

Andy Gallagher, Manager, Children, Disabilities & Substitute Care, East Renfrewshire Council

Beth Gibb, Adoption UK

Francesca Harris, Adoption Counsellor, Scottish Adoption Association

Susan Howell, Secretary, Lothian Adopters Group

Enid Jamieson, Family Placement Team Leader, Fife Council

Maureen Kinnell, City of Edinburgh CouncilLiz Lafferty, Child Care Services Manager, South Lanarkshire Council

Kate McDougall, Adoption Counsellor/Social Worker, Birth Link

Sue McFadyen, Senior Practitioner, Family Placement Service, Barnardos

Carol McGinlay, Children and Family Services, South Lanarkshire Council

Donald McIver, Adoption and Fostering Social Worker, Western Isles Council

Fiona Miller, Principal Solicitor, Scottish Child Law Centre

Sandra Moody, Advice Worker, Fostering Network (formerly NFCA)

Cheryl Moran, Senior Child Care Officer - Family Placements, North Lanarkshire Council

Marjorie Morrison, Child Placement Consultant, British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering

Nacha O'Mairthini, Manager, Child Care Resources, Orkney Islands Council

Ada Nidrie, Children's Services, Clackmannanshire Council

Susan Sloan, Senior Social Worker, Adoption and Fostering Service, Aberdeen City Council

Cynthia Smail, Social Worker (Adoption), Aberdeenshire Council

Edith Spencer, Resource Team Manager, Midlothian Council

Bob Stead, SWSI Data Standards Project

Stephanie Stone, Principal Officer, Families for Children, Social Work Services, Glasgow City Council

Robert Swift, Service Manager for Children & Family Resources, East Lothian Council

Graham Tully, Adoptive Parent

Sheila Tully, Adoptive Parent

Deirdre Watson, Director, Who Cares? Scotland

Noel Whyte, Adoption Counsellor, Scottish Adoption Association

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