‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report for Coram's East Midlands adoption service
Coram’s East Midlands adoption service has received an ‘outstanding’ in its Ofsted inspection. Coram Adoption East Midlands recruits, prepares, assesses and supports adopters, and is one of Coram’s three dedicated adoption branches, along with the London service and Adopt Anglia, based in Cambridge.
Jeanne Kaniuk, Coram's Head of Adoption, said:
“We are delighted that our East Midlands team has been recognised as a highly skilled and child-centred service. As one of the country’s leading voluntary adoption agencies, Coram is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of practice in the sector.
As part of the government’s National Panel to Improve Adoption Assessment, it is appropriate and important that the quality of our own work had been independently evaluated and evidenced in this way.”
This success follows the November announcement of Coram’s concurrent planning service’s ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspection result. Concurrent planning is a service which finds suitable foster carers who are ready and willing to adopt a baby or child later, if adoption is decided to be the best option for their long term future.
Coram, the UK’s first children’s charity, champions what matters most for children through adoption, parenting, creative therapies and health and social education in schools.
Coram’s adoption service has one of the highest placement success rates in the country. Along with finding loving, permanent adoptive families for children in care, Coram works in partnership with local authorities to help improve adoption services.Coram is specialist in finding families for older children, siblings and children from BME backgrounds, otherwise deemed ‘hard to place’.
Coram has been pioneering Concurrent Planning for more than 10 years, a service which places babies with specialist foster carers while their long-term future is being decided. This is so that babies who cannot return to their birth parents can be adopted by their carers, avoiding unnecessary and often traumatic disruption.
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