Working with local authorities
Coram is one of the largest and most successful voluntary adoption agencies in the UK and is involved in placing over 60 children in adoptive families every year.
There are a number of reasons why local authorities should consider approaching Coram to find an adoptive family:
Coram is able to undertake other specific pieces of work on behalf of local authorities, including assessments of prospective adopters for an identified child and life story work.
We are also extending our support to local authorities through the Coram Centre for Early Permanence. Local authorities interested in developing their own Concurrent Planning schemes may also be interested in Coram's Concurrent Planning Subscription Programme.
Coram works with the London Borough of Harrow to help improve the borough's service to children needing adoption. The project, the first of its kind in the UK began in 2006 and involves Coram's experts working with the Council to provide early intervention and permanence planning for children in the borough.
Find out more about Coram's adoption partnership in Harrow here.
If you are interested in adopting in Harrow, contact the Adoption Partnership Manager on 020 8736 6449.
Cambridgeshire County Council has commissioned Coram to help manage its adoption service. Coram provides a manager who is responsible for the county council’s adoption team and for improving practice. Concurrent Planning is also being introduced in Cambridgeshire.
If you are interested in adoping in Cambridgeshire, contact Cambridgeshire's Adoption Team on 0800 052 0078.
For more information, contact Cambridgeshire County Council's Adoption Team on 0800 052 0078.
Coram was appointed by Kent County Council in 2012 to work in partnership to manage its adoption service and help implement the Council's adoption action plan.
If you are interested in adopting in Kent, contact Kent County Council's Initial Enquiries Team on 0845 330 2968 for an information pack.
Coram is working with the London Borough of Redbridge to help manage its adoption service. The partnership will focus on reducing the time period that looked-after children spend in care where this is possible and in their best interests.