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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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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Latest news

'We're expected to fail': the care leavers trying to challenge stigma

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DfE tells councils to prioritise educational support for children in care

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We’ve just released some new features to Link Maker, see our release notes for version 1.1...

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Call to end unnecessary criminalisation of children in care

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Licensed organisations

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

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