Adoption

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 BAR

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

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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Scotland's Adoption Register

Scotland's Adoption Register

Link Maker works with Scotland’s Adoption Register to provide its online linking service, as part of a range of family finding services supporting adopters and social workers in Scotland.

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Adoption Register Wales

Adoption Register Wales

Link Maker provides the online platform for Adoption Register Wales, enabling social workers and adopters in Wales to work together to identify matches for children efficiently and securely.

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Adoption UK

Adoption UK

Link Maker is working with Adoption UK to give adopters easy and safe ways to build their knowledge and support networks. Adoption UK provides support, advocacy and a strong community for adoptive families.

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Latest news

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Care applications hit three-year low

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With no Adoption Register in England, how does Link Maker work to help every child? With...

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Government withdraws social care ‘myth busting’ guide after legal challenge

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Charities urge better teaching support for children in care

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Licensed organisations

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

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