What a placement order will mean for you

Placement Order:

  1. Gives your child’s social worker permission to go ahead with the adoption plan.
  2. Means the social worker can arrange for your child to go and live with a prospective adoptive family (if one has been matched as being suitable to meet your child's needs). This is called being placed for adoption.
  3. Means you share parental responsibility for your child with Children's Services (and the adoptive family – if your child has been placed for adoption). But Children's Services can limit the things you can decide about your child.

If you have not already taken legal advice it is essential that you do so now. Contact a solicitor or Family Rights Group advice service.