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

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

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

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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Latest news

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Charities urge better teaching support for children in care

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Adopter’s views of modern-day adoption sought in new ‘barometer’ survey

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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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Number of children’s social workers leaving their jobs up 16%, statistics show

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Licensed organisations

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

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