Research and analysis

Adoption: Coram’s 'permanence improvement' project

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Coram Consultancy's research on long-term adoption.


Coram’s Permanence Improvement Project


Research on improvements to the adoption services of 2 local authorities, including the development of a new diagnostic tool for special guardianship orders and the creation of a ‘permanence improvement’ academy.

The project was intended to support children who could not safely live at home, particularly those with the most complex needs, where adoption was the long-term plan.

Published 20 March 2017