Councillors will discuss a recommendation to appoint a charitable organisation to operate the council’s new fostering and adoption service.
The first of its kind in the country, the Permanency Service will enable the council to improve outcomes for children and young people in care and on the edge of care.
Following a tendering process The Adolescent and Children’s Trust, known as TACT, has been named as the preferred bidder. TACT is a leading national charity and is highly experienced in providing both fostering and adoption services.
PCC says the new service will reduce reliance on high cost independent fostering placements as well as providing improved training and 24/7 support for foster carers.
It’s also hoped that the new service will increase the number of Peterborough-based foster carers looking after teenagers as well as children and young people with more challenging care needs.