Timely decision-making for vulnerable children

There is widespread agreement that too many children spend too long in the care system before decisions are made that allow them to settle into a permanent family, whether with their birth parents or an adoptive family.

little girl looks out of rainy windowCoram has been testing new ways of improving services:

Concurrent Planning

Coram pioneers a scheme called Concurrent Planning that helps minimise delay in the adoption process. Concurrent Planning sees babies under two fostered in the short term by parents who are also willing to adopt them long term. The scheme is validated by C4EO, the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services. Please visit our Concurrent Planning page to learn more.

Read the findings of our Concurrent Planning study, which provides evidence of the benefits of Coram’s concurrent planning model, and our practice note on the subject also on this page.

Partnership to promote permanence

Coram is also involved in a joint project with the children's charity Barnardo’s, with strategic funding from the Department for Education. The project works with local authorities to provide evidence on the successes and challenges of their adoption service, and to identify and promote good practice.

 To find out more, please contact us on 020 7520 0325 or at [email protected]

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