A north-east council has opened registration for a course on adoption taking place later this year.
Aberdeenshire Council runs the course throughout September to give prospective adopters information.
Members of the public who are looking to adopt have been urged to get involved by the council.
The course takes place between 9.30am until 4pm on the following dates – September 14, 17, 21 and 28 – at Aberdeenshire Council’s Woodhill House headquarters in Aberdeen.
Prospective adopters Graeme and Mhairi said the process was easy and the local authority helped them throughout.
Graeme said: “We would encourage anyone who has been considering adoption to take this step as it really does help you decide whether this is something you want to do or not, and if nothing else, it gives you a real insight into how dedicated the social work team are within Aberdeenshire in keeping the local population of vulnerable children and families safe.”
Anyone looking for more information or to book a place can contact firstname.lastname@example.org