Relinquished Child Counselling
The Department will provide an advice for birth relatives when a birth parent is considering relinquishing their child for adoption.
Advice is given on all options, a plan is agreed, and appropriate support is provided to help the parent or parents reach their desired outcome.
The service provides counselling in a non-judgmental way to enable the birth parent to formulate their own decision.
|Task||Responsible officer||Record required||Timescale|
|Refer either to pre birth or post birth procedures.||Assessment and Intervention Team/Fostering and Adoption Team||Case Record. All relevant documentation, to include the Child Permanence Report, Health Report||Adoption Placement Report to be presented to Panel within three months of a best interest decision being made.|
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