Adoption & Post Permanence Support privacy notice

The Adoption and Post Permanence Team are responsible for the recruitment, training and assessment of prospective adopters, and following approval, identifying an appropriate match with a child or children. This may involve placing the adopter’s profile on a family finding website which is accessible to local authorities nationwide.

The council is a member of Adoption North London, a partnership of six local authority adoption agencies of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington. These councils share information to identify and arrange the best match between adopters and children.

The team also provides an intermediary service for former adopted children and relatives affected by adoption who live in Barnet, regardless of which authority placed them for adoption.

The team can provide support to adopters and the children in their care.  Adopters are invited to join a mailing list held by the department so that they can be informed of training and social events which may be of interest to them.

Personal information collected

  • Name
  • Address and contact details
  • Date of Birth
  • Health information
  • Equalities information
  • Employment
  • Support Network
  • Financial information
  • Information from the Local Authority from where you live and previously lived
  • Personal Referees
  • Other Agencies Involved
  • Education Information
  • Criminal/Prosecution Information
  • Housing Information 
  • Family/Relationship Information (including previous relationships)

Who we share the information with

  • Police
  • Council Social Care teams for children and adults
  • UK Border Agency
  • Department for Education
  • Health Agencies (like the NHS or GPs)
  • Probation/Prison Services
  • Council Education Service
  • Housing Providers (like Barnet Homes)
  • Third sector/Voluntary Agencies
  • Adoption Medical Adviser (commissioned from NHS Trust)
  • Other local authorities, in particular the councils that make up Adoption North London
  • Adoption agencies (including Voluntary Adoption Agencies)
  • Department for Education
  • Ofsted
  • Judicial Agencies eg Courts

In addition to the above, the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB) data return is completed by every local authority, regional adoption agency and voluntary adoption agency in England on a quarterly basis.

The primary aim of the collection is to collect information about children and (prospective) adopters in the adoption process and data on SGOs to enable decision-making at national, regional and local level to be evidence-based and informed by strong intelligence, and for agencies and regional boards to have the information they need to improve performance.

ASGLB data and the "Other Data" collected as part of the quarterly data collection will be shared with Ofsted.

Legislation that applies

Adoption and Children Act 2002

Adoption Statutory Guidance 2013

How long we keep your information

100 years from the date of the adoption order