The only people who can apply to the review panel are those whose adoption agency notifies them that it does not consider them suitable to be adoptive parents or withdraws their approval and the adoption panel last considered their case on or after 30 April 2004 For prospective adopters applying to adopt under the Hague Convention their case must have been considered by the adoption panel on or after August 20th 2004.
Your application must be made in writing and include the following:
You must make your application within 40 working days from the date of the adoption agency's letter.
You can send your application to us by post, fax or email. It is important that you do not send your application to any other address since this will delay the review panel considering your application.
Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)
Pavilion Business Park,
Royds Hall Road,
Tel No: 0845 450 3956 (charged at local rate)
Fax: 0845 450 3957