Concurrent planning can halve the length of time young children
spend in foster care before a permanent placement is agreed,
according to a new study from the Thomas Coram Research Unit.
Concurrent planning involves p;roviding intensive support for the
child’s birth parents while the child stays with foster parents who
would become adoptive parents if the former route was
The majority of looked-after young children are in care for between
three and five years before an adoption order is agreed.
– The Role of Concurrent Planning from 020 7612 6050