Adoption and Permanence
020 8583 3437


Initial Enquiry

Following your enquiry you will be sent:

  • an information pack (usually e-mailed the same day)
  • an invitation to the next Background to Adoption Session

We can  tell you what  might affect your application and  guide you to any reading or research.

Our Background to Adoption sessions are held every 4 weeks (on average) and the next dates are:


24 May – Cancelled

28  June – 06.00 pm -08.00 pm

19 July  – 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

23  August – Cancelled

27 September – 10.00 – 12.00 noon

22 November – 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

13 December – Cancelled

Background to Adoption sessions are a short presentation on adoption followed by a Q&A with some experienced adoption workers and, if one wishes, a 1-to-1 afterwards to ask more individual questions. This will again be useful to you in gathering information.

The sessions generally last two hours and are usually held at the Civic Centre in Lampton Road. Please ask us to send you  an invitation and directions.