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Collective Matching: enhancing how we find adoptive matches for children

Can we develop a way to increase the number of matches made from a pool of adopters and children?


Coram Campus, 7 September 2017


A fifth of children with a plan of adoption are never placed with an adoptive family and a quarter of children waiting to be matched have been waiting more than 18 months.

We all want to improve this situation so that we achieve better outcomes for these children.

The traditional approach to finding adoptive matches focuses on one child / sibling group at a time and we believe this leads to some children not being matched who could have been. We think we can use a pioneering approach that matches kidney donors with recipients as a basis to develop a systematic way of identifying potential adoptive matches that will result in a higher proportion of children being successfully matched.

We need the sector’s support to develop this approach so that it will be successful.

This event is for children’s social care practitioners, managers and leaders. Please join us to find out more about our concept of Collective Matching and contribute to its development. Together we can take adoption matching practice to the next level.

The event is free and places are limited so please use the form below to register your interest in attending. The event will be held on 7 September 2017 from 10am to 1pm.

  • Event date:
    September 7, 2017
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  • Author:
    Kevin Yong