CoramBAAF publishes health and social work report forms for domestic adoption, fostering, special guardianship and other substitute care that are widely used throughout the UK. All of these are available on a licence agreement. The forms are produced as Word templates and are sent to licensees by email. The licence allows the agency to retain these forms on agency computer systems, to make them available for agency-wide use, and to pass them on to others working on the agency's behalf (eg. independent workers, health service partners) for the period of the licence, which is one year, renewable annually on 1 April.
The licence stipulates terms and conditions the agencies must comply with, principally that the form's text must be retained in its entirety and can only be amended with CoramBAAF's approval, unless otherwise stated. Changing the template's appearance, by placing the agency logo on the form or changing the font, point size, etc, can be done without asking permission. All forms are copyrighted by CoramBAAF and cannot be used unless the licence has been purchased. Fees are dependent on number of children in care, for local authorities, and on other factors for voluntary adoption agencies or independent fostering providers. CoramBAAF members and members of AFA Scotland benefit from reduced prices for members, but agencies do not have to be members to obtain a licence.
Please click on the links below to find out more about the appropriate forms.
For intercountry adoptions in England, we also publish a Form PAR-ICA, which is included with the licence for the PAR.
For further details contact the Publications Sales Team on 020 7520 7517 or email [email protected]