Early Permanence Information Events

Next event: 6pm, Thursday 25th April 2024

 

Alongside our core adopter recruitment, we’re also looking for fostering for adoption carers. Fostering for adoption is a more child-focused, early permanence, approach to adoption in which applicants are dual-approved as both adopters and foster carers. This means that while decisions are made about the child’s future by Local Authorities and Courts, they can be placed in the care of families who may potentially become their adoptive parents.

 

We host monthly, online information events specifically to explain the early permanence pathway to adoption and its benefits for priority children, who tend to wait longest to be adopted. These include:

  • Older children 4 years +

  • Children from different ethnic origins

  • Sibling groups of 2 or 3 or more
  • Children with a disability
  • Older children now in long-term foster care who may have previously had a plan of adoption or experienced an adoption disruption
  • New-born babies

When a child cannot live with their birth parents or other family members, it is the responsibility of Local Authorities and the Courts to ensure a family is found with the minimum of delay which is why Early Permanence placements are sometimes required.

The early permanence route isn’t for everyone. It requires resourceful, emotionally resilient families who are willing to put the needs of the child first. There are risks and demands involved, but it’s also an approach with huge potential benefits.

If you think you think this role could be for you and want to find out more, please email or call us on 0121 779 0891 to register for an Early Permanence Information Event.
 

Events start at 6pm and last roughly one hour. 
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