Find out more about concurrent planning

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A special event is being held for people to find out more about concurrent planning – an alternative way of placing children for adoption.

Concurrent planning is a scheme where babies who are in care are placed with special foster carers while the courts decide on their long-term future. Some of these children may return to their birth families, but most will remain with their special foster families to be adopted by them.

An information session will be held next Monday May 20 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm in the Ramparts Room – part of the Bailey Rooms at Shire Hall in Cambridge.

Keynote speaker will be Rosemary Wolfson, until recently Deputy Project Manager for Concurrent Planning with Coram, who will speak about the experience of concurrent planning.

Concurrent planning in adoption is being established in Cambridgeshire through the partnership between the County Council and Coram, a voluntary adoption agency with extensive experience of concurrent planning.

The benefit of concurrent planning is that babies are given the best possible start without unnecessary moves and broken attachments. All the families have to be approved as foster carers as well as adopters, so children can be fostered where they are first placed.

Anyone wishing to go to the free event on May 20 is asked to contact the adoption service freephone number 0800 052 0078 to confirm their attendance.