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Privacy and security of Children Who Wait

We take the security and privacy of the children featured on Children Who Wait online very seriously.

Access to Children Who Wait online is restricted to full Adoption UK members (who subscribe to 'Children Who Wait') and agencies that are members of Adoption UK. There is an annual subscription fee to be a member of Adoption UK.

Access is via a secure login control screen, which asks for a username and password.

In visiting Children Who Wait online, users agree to abide by our Conditions of Use. This includes an undertaking not to misuse information, which should only be used by a named/authorised person in a household who is over 21 years of age, and the outcome if this is not adhered to. These run in conjunction with Adoption UK's already strict Terms and Conditions of Use.

All our staff have been the subject of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. These checks are carried out on a regular basis every three years during the time an employee remains working for the charity.

Strict editorial guidelines protect the identity and location of all featured children. These include only using a child's first name, editing out information and/or elements of images which may give clear indications of where a child lives, frequently visits or attends school.

Audio and video clips wherever possible will only feature the child. Any other adults or children shown in a video will only be allowed providing suitable permissions have been obtained.

Access to more information about any of the children who are featured is via direct email/telephone contact with the relevant adoption agency only. Children Who Wait does not act as an intermediary.

The website is hosted on secure servers within the EU.