Fostering for Adoption: Practice Guidance

Fostering for Adoption is a Department for Education (DfE) scheme aimed at ensuring that more children can be placed with their potential permanent carers on a fostering basis while the local authority seeks a placement order from the courts

This guidance, commissioned through the Coram Centre for Early Permanence and written by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, is for those who are entrusted with promoting early permanence for children. It explains where Fostering for Adoption fits into the changing landscape of delivery, the practice implications, and how it shares the same principles of early permanence as concurrent planning.