COVID-19 - Guidance for providers of Adoption Services

Date published: 07 July 2020

Last updated: 01 September 2021

This guidance relates to adoption and is aimed at HSC Trusts and Voluntary Adoption Agencies who provide services to adoptive parents, dually approved and concurrent carers and prospective adoptive parents. 

Please note that this guidance is currently under review and therefore does not contain the most up-to-date advice.

Pending the completion of the review and update of the guidance, if you have any concerns/queries regarding COVID-19 relating to adoption services, please direct these to: the Trusts’ named leads (contact details are provided at Annex A of the guidance); or to Deirdre Webb, Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing in the PHA ( or tel: 07920 186497); or to Emily Roberts, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People in the PHA ( or tel: 07810 527191). 

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