Call us on: 0845 450 3956
Call us on: 0845 450 3956

How to apply

How to apply

You can apply to the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) if your Adoption Agency notifies you in a Qualifying Determination letter (QD) that it does not consider you suitable to be adopters or withdraws your approval. You must make your application within 40 working days from the date of the adoption agencies letter.

Making your application

Your application must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Your name, address and contact details, 
  • the grounds (reasons) why you disagree with your adoption agencies determination, 
  • the date of the letter you received from your adoption agency informing you of the determination and 
  • the name and address of your adoption agency.

This will enable us to obtain from them the information which the Review Panel will need.

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.

Please apply to :

The Contract Manager
Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)
Unit 4
Pavilion Business Park
Royds Hall Road
LS12 6AJ

Tel No: 0845 450 3956 (charged at local rate)  or 0113 2022080

Fax: 0845 450 3957 or 0113 2637414