Adoption

Link Maker provides adoption features for both local authorities and potential adopters, increasing placement choice for children awaiting adoption and creating a UK-wide pool of available adopters.

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Placement commissioning

Link Maker’s commissioning features makes needs-led placements easier to find, and give the opportunity for all authorities to use a common, national platform, improving data regionally and nationally.

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Placement providers

While Link Maker is used by nearly every local authority in the UK for adoptive matching, over one-third of authorities across England are preparing to pilot a new platform for commissioning, fostering and residential placements.

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Latest news

DfE announcement re national registers for adoption & fostering The Department for Educa...

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Six steps to improve the lives of foster carers and vulnerable children

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ADCS rejects idea that too much money is spent on care placements

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Adopted children 'barely surviving' in high-pressure schools

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Licensed organisations

152 agencies provide full features for their families & staff. View all.

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