Adoption
Full time / Permanent

Closing date: Ongoing / Please get in touch with us, we’ll either invite you to one of our information evenings or arrange a pre-planned phone call with you.

 

Adoption

 

What is adoption?



If you're thinking about adoption come along to one of our information evenings to find out all you need to know.

  • Adoption is the legal process of finding new families for children whose birth parents can no longer care for them.
  • Adoption gives children the long-term security that family life can offer.
  • Adoption gives adoptive parents parental responsibility for the children they’re adopting.
  • Adoption allows the child you’re adopting to live with you permanently; you then become responsible for bringing them up.  One you’ve legally adopted the child, all future contact with their birth family has to be agreed in advance.

The best thing of all about adopting is seeing the difference you make to a child’s life.  Compared to children who remain in care, children who’re adopted tend to make much better progress in life as they grow up.

Who needs adopting?

Children who need adopting are all very different; many are school age; some are brothers and sisters who need placing together; some have different ethnic and religious backgrounds; some may have a disability, special needs or challenging behaviour; some may even have been neglected or abused.

What they all have in common is the experience of upheaval and uncertainty in their lives and the desire to be loved by a new family.

 

Adoption information evenings


If you’re not sure whether adoption’s for you, our information evenings are a great way to learn more about the adoption process before you make any decisions.

They're every month at Barnsley Town Hall and give you a chance to meet the adoption team, ask any questions you might have and hear firsthand about the training and support on offer if you take this important step.

We'll give you a registration of interest form at the information evening. As soon as we receive your completed form we'll contact you by email or in writing to arrange a pre-planned phone call. 

If you'd like to come to one of our information evenings please call to let us know. We also run some drop-in events where you can just come along to find out more without needing to call in advance.



For more information visit click here.


Date Time Room at the Town Hall
Saturday 8 February 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 3
Monday 10 February 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 13
Wednesday 19 February 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 9 March 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 11
Wednesday 18 March 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 2
Saturday 4 April 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 2
Wednesday 15 April 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 2
Monday 20 April 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 1
Monday 4 May 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 2
Wednesday 13 May 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 2
Saturday 6 June 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 17 June 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 22 June 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 1
Monday 6 July 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 15 July 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Saturday 8 August 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 19 August 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 24 August 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 1
Monday 7 September 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 16 September 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 5
Saturday 10 October 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 14 October 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 9 November 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 3
Wednesday 18 November 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 7 December 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 5
Wednesday 16 December 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room

Vacancy Description
Closing date: Ongoing / Please get in touch with us, we’ll either invite you to one of our information evenings or arrange a pre-planned phone call with you.
 

 

Adoption

 

What is adoption?



If you're thinking about adoption come along to one of our information evenings to find out all you need to know.

  • Adoption is the legal process of finding new families for children whose birth parents can no longer care for them.
  • Adoption gives children the long-term security that family life can offer.
  • Adoption gives adoptive parents parental responsibility for the children they’re adopting.
  • Adoption allows the child you’re adopting to live with you permanently; you then become responsible for bringing them up.  One you’ve legally adopted the child, all future contact with their birth family has to be agreed in advance.

The best thing of all about adopting is seeing the difference you make to a child’s life.  Compared to children who remain in care, children who’re adopted tend to make much better progress in life as they grow up.

Who needs adopting?

Children who need adopting are all very different; many are school age; some are brothers and sisters who need placing together; some have different ethnic and religious backgrounds; some may have a disability, special needs or challenging behaviour; some may even have been neglected or abused.

What they all have in common is the experience of upheaval and uncertainty in their lives and the desire to be loved by a new family.

 

Adoption information evenings


If you’re not sure whether adoption’s for you, our information evenings are a great way to learn more about the adoption process before you make any decisions.

They're every month at Barnsley Town Hall and give you a chance to meet the adoption team, ask any questions you might have and hear firsthand about the training and support on offer if you take this important step.

We'll give you a registration of interest form at the information evening. As soon as we receive your completed form we'll contact you by email or in writing to arrange a pre-planned phone call. 

If you'd like to come to one of our information evenings please call to let us know. We also run some drop-in events where you can just come along to find out more without needing to call in advance.



For more information visit click here.


Date Time Room at the Town Hall
Saturday 8 February 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 3
Monday 10 February 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 13
Wednesday 19 February 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 9 March 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 11
Wednesday 18 March 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 2
Saturday 4 April 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 2
Wednesday 15 April 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 2
Monday 20 April 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 1
Monday 4 May 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 2
Wednesday 13 May 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 2
Saturday 6 June 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 17 June 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 22 June 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 1
Monday 6 July 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 15 July 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Saturday 8 August 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 19 August 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 24 August 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 1
Monday 7 September 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 16 September 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Meeting Room 5
Saturday 10 October 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 1
Wednesday 14 October 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 9 November 2020(drop-in event)
2pm to 4pm
Meeting Room 3
Wednesday 18 November 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room
Monday 7 December 2020(drop-in event)
10am to 12pm
Meeting Room 5
Wednesday 16 December 2020
6.30pm to 8pm
Reception Room