The Triangle Project - a different route to adoption We are delighted to announce that from 1st March 2018 Adoption Focus has launched the Triangle Project. This new initiative will see us train and approve people as both adopters and foster carers simultaneously allowing us to provide early permanence placements for vulnerable children. Adoption Focus works with children who need a loving and secure home and to become a part of their new family as quickly as possible. But children in local authority care must wait while decisions are made about their futures. Often, children experience a number of temporary placements with foster carers during this time. Early permanence can decrease uncertainty for children by reducing the number of moves they experience and the trauma associated with this upheaval. Through the Triangle Project we will offer early permanence placements, where children can be placed with approved adopters who have also been approved as foster carers. The Triangle Project sees Adoption Focus entering into a partnership with another successful and experienced adoption agency, St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS) based in Milton Keynes. Howard Parker, registered manager of The Triangle Project said: “It’s very exciting that Adoption Focus and St Francis’ Children’s Society have been able to launch the Triangle Project together to offer early permanence placements for vulnerable children." "Early permanence is a child-centred solution which means that while these children are in care they are less likely to endure the stress and damage of multiple moves and broken attachments. As the children are fostered at an early stage by the people who are likely to become their adopters, the bonding process can begin much earlier than in a standard adoptive placement.” For more information about the Triangle Project and early permanence, please visit the new, dedicated website www.triangleproject.org.uk.