What we can offer to local authorities

Local authorities have the primary responsibility for the children in their care and we at Parents for Children know that family finding for hard-to-place children can be a daunting prospect. Providing residential care for children is an expensive and onerous duty, taking up limited resources that could readily be channelled into other areas. In addition, our experience shows us, that children who are placed with a permanent family have the best possible chance of a more stable future.

Parents for Children is a non-profit making agency which specialises in finding permanent families for children with profound emotional, learning or physical disabilities, sibling groups, or older children, throughout the UK. Since we began in 1976, Parents for Children has found permanent homes for over 250 children with complex needs. We work with local authorities across the country to provide a range of services.

We are a member of the North London Adoption Consortium.

The benefits of working with Parents for Children

  • Parents for Children is an approved adoption and fostering provider with the ability to offer foster placement and family finding services to reduce delays in placing children who are currently in local authority care
  • Our family-finding fee presents a cost-effective alternative for local authorities and is comparable with the CVAA Inter-Agency fee
  • We are a not-for-profit organisation and children are our main priority
  • We offer access to range of well-researched, creative and effective services and therapies, provided by experts
  • Our dedicated team of specialists are committed to the child remaining the focus of our services
  • Local authorities which have worked with Parents for Children have responded positively about the quality of the service we provide

If you would like to talk to us about how we can help your authority, please contact [email protected] or call 020 7520 2880.