The Coram Centre for Early Permanence is dedicated to providing more children in care proceedings with the opportunity to live with their forever family at the earliest possible stage – providing emotional, physical and legal security and a sense of security, continuity and commitment.

We focus on young children, as early years are crucial in a child’s development and capacity for forming secure attachment. Permanence can be achieved through family and kinship placements, long term fostering, special guardianship orders and adoption. Read more

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Early Permanence Placements Seminar - 23 October 2018

A seminar focusing on how to implement successful early permanence provision in your local authority, voluntary or regional adoption agency.Early Permanence Placements Seminar - 23 October 2018

Early Permanence Quality Mark open for applications

The Early Permanence Quality Mark is the standard of excellence awarded to adoption agencies that demonstrate the quality of their service and commitment to delivering early permanence for children.Early Permanence Quality Mark open for applications

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The Coram Centre for Early Permanence is dedicated to providing more children in care proceedings with the opportunity to live with their forever family at the earliest possible stage – therefore improving their chances of a happy and healthy future.

We particularly focus on children under the age of 24 months, as early years are crucial in child development. Permanence can be provided by either return to the care of parents and extended kin, or by adoption.

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News & Events

Early Permanence Placements Seminar - 23 October 2018

A seminar focusing on how to implement successful early permanence provision in your local authority, voluntary or regional adoption agency.Early Permanence Placements Seminar - 23 October 2018

Early Permanence Quality Mark open for applications

The Early Permanence Quality Mark is the standard of excellence awarded to adoption agencies that demonstrate the quality of their service and commitment to delivering early permanence for children.Early Permanence Quality Mark open for applications

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Ensuring more children can live with their potential permanent carers at the earliest possible stage of the care process

Good practice guidance

Access resources on a range of topics, including Fostering for Adoption and transracial adoption

Early Permanence Network

A forum for leaders, practitioners and regional champions supporting good practice in early permanence

FAQs

Find answers to common queries about early permanence. What is it? How does it affect the courts and Regional Adoption Agencies?

CoramBAAF

Visit CoramBAAF for resources, case advice and training related to early permanence

Early Permanence Quality Mark

Gain an accolade for achieving early permanence for children in your agency – apply for the new Quality Mark in Early Permanence

Resources and testimony

Films and feedback from parents and experts about early permanence planning and how it benefits children

About us

Find out about our aims and objectives and our work to find permanent families for more children in care proceedings

Coram-i

Coram-i provides tools and support for local authorities to improve services for looked after children

“For children every day matters and delay to achieving early permanence can be highly damaging”
Anthony Douglas, CEO Cafcass

“For children every day matters and delay to achieving early permanence can be highly damaging”
Anthony Douglas, CEO Cafcass

Good practice guidance

Access resources on a range of topics, including Fostering for Adoption and transracial adoption

Early Permanence Network

A forum for leaders, practitioners and regional champions supporting good practice in early permanence

FAQ

Find answers to common queries about early permanence. What is it? Who does it involve? How does it affect the courts and Regional Adoption Agencies?

CoramBAAF

Visit CoramBAAF for resources, case advice and training related to early permanence

Early Permanence Quality Mark

Gain an accolade for achieving early permanence for children in your agency – apply for the new Quality Mark in Early Permanence

Resources and testimony

Films and feedback from parents and experts about early permanence planning and how it benefits children

About us

Find out about our aims and objectives and our work to find permanent families for more children in care proceedings

Coram-i

Coram-i provides tools and support for local authorities to improve services for looked after children

“For children every day matters and delay to achieving early permanence can be highly damaging”
Anthony Douglas, CEO Cafcass

Good practice guidance

Access resources on a range of topics, including Fostering for Adoption and transracial adoption

Early Permanence Quality Mark

Gain an accolade for achieving early permanence for children in your agency – apply for the new Quality Mark in Early Permanence

Early Permanence Network

A forum for leaders, practitioners and regional champions supporting good practice in early permanence

Resources and testimony

Films and feedback from parents and experts about early permanence planning and how it benefits children

FAQ

Find answers to common queries about early permanence. What is it? Who does it involve? How does it affect the courts and Regional Adoption Agencies?

About us

Find out about our aims and objectives and our work to find permanent families for more children in care proceedings

CoramBAAF

Visit CoramBAAF for resources, case advice and training related to early permanence

Coram-i

Coram-i provides tools and support for local authorities to improve services for looked after children