Coram Centre for Early Permanence

The Coram Centre for Early Permanence (CCEP) is dedicated to providing more children in care proceedings with the opportunity to live with their forever family at the earliest possible stage.

Early permanence focuses on young children, and providing them with emotional, physical and legal security, as early years are crucial in a child's development and capacity for forming secure attachment. Permanence may be provided through family and kinship placements, long-term fostering, special guardianship orders and adoption.

mum holding her infant son

The CCEP provides local authorities and Independent Adoption Agencies access to:

Early permanence network

Coram’s Early Permanence Network (previously called the Concurrent Planning Subscription Scheme) supports the development of good practice in early permanence placements for young children in care proceedings nationwide. Members may access a range of benefits including training and legal updates. They can also attend Early Permanence Network Days to share learning and peer support. Find out more about the Early Permanence Network.

Fostering for Adoption Guidance

Fostering for Adoption is a child-centred solution to achieving early permanence for a child. This updated good practice guidance for Fostering for Adoption is available to all agencies, to help them make sure that their services meet the highest standards. Download our Fostering for Adoption Good Practice Guidance (this link takes you to the CCEP website).


Early Permanence Quality Mark

Early Permanence Quality mark

The Early Permanence Quality Mark is the standard of excellence awarded to adoption agencies that demonstrate the quality of their service and commitment to delivering early permanence for children where adoption is in their best interest.

Find out more on the Early Permanence Quality Mark website.  

Find out more

Click on the link below to find out more about Coram's dedication to providing more children with opportunity to live with their forever family at the earliest possible stage.

Coram Centre for Early Permanence website

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