Evaluation of a new model of providing adoption services: the LBHarrow and Coram partnership



In 2006, the London Borough of Harrow commissioned Coram Family (a Voluntary Adoption Agency) to provide all their domestic adoption services. Although other authorities have considered taking this action, this is the first time adoption services have been provided in this way in the UK. As such it provides the opportunity to evaluate a new model of providing adoption services. The overall aim of this study is to consider how well Coram Family have been able to meet the needs of Harrow’s looked after children who need permanence through adoption.

Within this broad aim, a number of areas will be considered:

The evaluation will use a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.


Executive summary (PDF, 182kB)

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