Saturday, 17 November 2018


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adoption concurrency

The Concurrency and Early Permanence Project was a collaborative partnership between Bristol City Council, the local authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and CCS Adoption.


CCS Adoption (Clifton Children's Society) is a not-for-profit registered charity and a voluntary adoption agency registered and inspected by Ofsted (Outstanding). CCS has over 110 years' experience of working with vulnerable children. Placing concurrency at the heart of this children's charity is the best way to facilitate cross agency working with a special interest in adoption.


The Project's main task was to initiate good practice in the area of early permanence within the partnership authorities, and to develop the supporting protocols and practices. The initial Project completed in March 2015, but CCS Adoption has remained committed to early permanence and partnership working in the South West region and still operates an Early Permanence Project. The current EP Project is focussed on helping the maintenance of best practice in EP as new Regional Adoption Agencies are formed and to extend its support for EP development across the South West Consortium area. CCS therefore continues to maintain this website as a resource, and a specialist EP team to promote best practice.