Coram Capital Adoption retains its 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted and is cited as ‘centre of excellence’

Published: Friday 3rd November 2017

The highest standard of adoption preparation, matching and support for children and families has been recognised at Coram Capital Adoption, with the voluntary adoption agency rated as ‘Outstanding’ in every category of its latest Ofsted social care inspection.

Ofsted commended Coram Capital Adoption as an ‘outstanding agency in every aspect’ and praised the ‘highly skilled and experienced’ team’s ‘exceptional’ dedication to families.  Leadership was declared excellent, with leaders and managers of the team called ‘inspirational, confident and ambitious for all service users.’

Also praised in the report were the agency’s ‘very successful’ partnerships with local authorities, support provided to ensure children’s good health, social opportunities and learning and progress at school.

Coram Capital Adoption’s prominent and ‘forward thinking’ role in early permanence services was also noted for giving children in care “an excellent opportunity of an early placement with a prospective adoptive family.”

The group of adopters who met with the Ofsted inspector fed back that they felt the report also highlights that Coram Capital Adoption’s prospective adopters felt ‘valued and supported’ and that they were impressed by the “professionalism of staff, their positive attitude, their care and their dedication.”

Furthermore Ofsted commented: “Children have fantastic opportunities to build trusted and secure relationships with their adoptive parents…it is a very significant achievement to have no placement breakdowns despite some children having very complex backgrounds.”    

Jeanne Kaniuk, OBE, Managing Director of Coram’s Adoption Services said: “We are extremely proud that our passion and dedication to putting the needs of vulnerable children and adoptive parents at the very forefront of everything we do, has been recognised in this way once again.

“We will continue to offer an outstanding service to all children in need of loving and secure homes and to all prospective adopters able to provide them. We hope that this positive assessment will encourage those considering adoption in London to get in touch with our team.”

Coram Capital Adoption is one of three dedicated adoption branches run by Coram, which together make up one of the largest independent adoption services in the UK. Coram has specialised in adoption for over 40 years, with one of the highest placement success rates in the country, and is renowned for providing lifelong support for adoptive families. Coram Capital Adoption welcomes applications from prospective adopters who live across London.  

Ofsted judged Coram Capital Adoption as ‘Outstanding’ across all categories including overall effectiveness, experiences and progress of, and outcomes for children and young people, quality of service, safeguarding children and young people, and leadership and management. 

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