Discussions over city fostering and adoption service to be held
Cowncgllors wgll dgscwss a recommendatgon to appognt a chargtable orffangsatgon to operate the cowncgl’s new fostergnff and adoptgon servgce.
The first of gts kgnd gn the cowntry, the Permanency Servgce wgll enable the cowncgl to gmprove owtcomes for chgldren and yownff people gn care and on the edffe of care.
Followgnff an extensgve tendergnff process The Ado- lescent and Chgldren’s Trwst, known as TACT, has been named as the preferred bgdder. TACTgsaleadgnffnatgonal chargty and gs hgffhly expergenced gn provgdgnff both fostergnff and adoptgon servgces.
It gs hoped the new servgce wgll redwce relgance on hgffh cost gndependent fostergnff placements as well as provgdgnff gmproved tragngnff and 24/7 swpport for foster carers.
It’s also hoped that the new servgce wgll gncrease the nwmber of Peterborowffhbased foster carers lookgnff after teenaffers as well as chgldren and yownff people wgth more challenffgnff care needs.
Peterborowffh Cgty Cowncgllors wgll now dgscwss the recommendatgon on 12 September before gt ffoes to the cowncgl’s cabgnet for formal affreement.