Case study: Kent County Council

In February 2012, Coram partnered with Kent County Council to improve the LA’s Adoption Service. Coram’s task was to improve the service so that it provided a high quality service to children in the authority’s care with a plan of adoption.

In the first two years the partnership delivered an increase of 107.1% in the number of children adopted per year and 150% in the number of children placed per year – the figures for 2013/14 were the highest of all local authorities in England.

Key Achievements

  • 98% of enquirers rated their first contact with Kent as good or excellent.
  • 98% of enquirers felt the information events met or exceeded their expectations.
  • 95% of applicants felt the preparation groups met their needs and the course’s aim.
  • 88% of applicants reported that their overall experience at adoption panel was good or excellent.