The North West Concurrent Planning service offers a route to early permanence for babies and very young children whose birth parents have a background known to social work teams meaning the chances of returning home are much lower than other children entering care. The service is the largest of its kind and the only concurrency service in the North West. The team comprises experienced social workers & contact workers who recruit, prepare & support concurrent carers.
The service is a partnership between two long established charities and independent adoption agencies, Caritas Care and Adoption Matters. The two agencies together have over 140 years’ experience in working with Local Authorities across the UK to find families for children in care and provide adoption support services. Both organisations are proudly rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and registered adoption agencies. Together they have a track record of delivering high quality permanency services to local authorities across the UK.
Caritas Care is also a registered Independent Fostering Provider (IFP) with an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’.
We are a team who are passionate about concurrent planning and the outcomes that it achieves for the child, carers and birth parents. Our experienced social workers all have a background in children and families social work, fostering and adoption
The service currently operates through a partnership contract with 13 local authorities in the North West but is looking to expand into other regions