Register an adoption service

Information and guidance to help you register an adoption service.

Who needs to register?

  • Adoption support agencies
  • Voluntary adoption agencies

Changes to registration as part of Regulation and Inspection of Social Care Act 2016 (RISCA)

From April 2018 the law changed as part of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016. (External link) This means that some care services will be required to re-register their service with us.

We will carry out the re-registration process in a phased approach throughout 2018-19. Each type of service will be given a specific date to submit their application during this process.

Adoption services, fostering services, advocacy services and adult placements services will not be required to register under the Act until April 2019.

Information about re-registration is available here.

How to register

You can download the registration forms and guidance below or you can contact our registration team for a registration pack.