Our Services A-Z

Adoption and Fostering Service

Leeds Community Healthcare health professionals, will attend and provide expert health knowledge, advice and support to four city-wide adoption and fostering panels, regarding the selection, retention and investigation of carers for looked after children. In doing so, we can assist the Local Authority in compliance with Ofsted statutory duties.

The four main areas of work required in the management of children going through the adoption and fostering process are as follows:


Adoption Medicals

Medicals are required on all children who are considered that adoption is in their best interest, these need to be current in the last 6 months so need updating.


Adoption Panels

There are now four adoption panels held each month. 


Adult Medicals

Prospective adoptive parents etc. attend GP for a full medical assessment, including past medical history, mental health history and current health and examination. This paperwork then is assessed by the medical advisers as to their suitability to adopt/foster etc.


Prospective Adopters

Discussion often takes place with adoptive parents about the health and wellbeing of the child/children they are hoping to adopt. 

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.