17.00 - 19.30, Wednesday 18th April 2018
Interested in Adoption? Come to our Information Evening in Bristol and meet adopters and our adoption team. Read more
Early Permanence is an umbrella term covering the various ways of speeding up a child’s journey to their permanent home. This includes Concurrent Planning and children placed under Fostering for Adoption arrangements. CCS Adoption has been central to the development of early permanence across the region taking on a key leadership role. In 2013 as the result of a partnership between CCS Adoption, Bristol City Council, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, CCS hosted a collaborative project called The Concurrency and Early Permanence Project (CEPP). The initial phase of this mission successfully fulfilled its objectives in 2015 but CCS’ commitment to early permanence development did not end there. CCS Adoption has continued to promote Early Permanence by designating specialist staff to lead in this area, and since 2016 has been in receipt of DfE funding to manage further phases of Early Permanence Project work. In March 2018 CCS became the first adoption agency in the country to be awarded a new Early Permanence Quality Mark in recognition of its excellent practice in this area.
The original CEPP website still exists as a source of resources and information for adopters, birth parents and professionals.
During the current phase of the Early Permanence Project CCS Adoption is working with the South West Adoption Consortium (SWAC) to promote best practice and further extend its early permanence services across the SWAC area.
Early permanence placements ensure that children have the quickest, least disrupted and best possible journey to permanence. Click on the link for access to the website and further information.