Caritas Care (Preston)

Type Voluntary Adoption Agency
Address Caritas Care Limited
218 Tulketh Road
Ashton on Ribble
County Lancashire
Postal Code PR2 1ES
Region North West
Coverage Within 100 mile radius of the office.
Phone Number 0800 652 6955 / 01772 732313
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Ofsted rating Outstanding


Caritas Care is a long established, specialist Voluntary Adoption Agency with 85 years experience in finding families for children. We have offices across the North West, (Preston, Carlisle and Manchester) and were judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2014 and 2017. We understand that enquiring about adoption can be a big step. We would therefore like to reassure you that we respond to every enquiry in a friendly, open and supportive way.

As an Agency we are committed to finding permanent homes for the increasing numbers of children awaiting adoption in the UK. We recognise that all children are individual and unique; therefore we welcome enquiries from potential adopters from a range of different backgrounds, to meet the needs of children of all ages. The children who wait the longest are over 4 years of age or part of a sibling group, from a different cultural heritage, or have a disability.

We make a long term commitment to our families, from your initial enquiry, throughout your assessment to the placement of children, their adoption and beyond. Our commitment to you as adopters and your children is life long and our aim is to provide the best support possible to you and your family, as and when required.

We deliver a wide range of services, training and on-going support, as well as social events and opportunities to meet other adopters.

Fostering for Adoption Services
As well as offering a traditional adoption service and adoption support, we are excited to be offering alternative ways to adopt for 0 – 4 years (Concurrent Planning Service) and 4+ years (Future Families for Children Service).

0 – 4 years (Concurrent Planning)
Concurrent Planning is for babies and young children under 4 in care who are likely to need adoption, but who still have a chance of being reunited with their birth family. Concurrent carers perform the role of foster carer while the courts decide whether or not a child can return to its birth family. During this time the children will need to see their parents regularly and the concurrent carers will need to support the birth family’s efforts to regain the care for their child.

4+ Years (Future Families for Children)
Future Families for Children is a different way of finding loving, secure, permanent families for very vulnerable children of primary school age. The carers are approved as both foster carers and adopters, and are given preparation and training to ensure they are ready for this exciting challenge.

There are thousands of children across the UK, many living in the North West, who are waiting for that special family to which they can belong. Many of these children are waiting because they are older (i.e. over 4 years), part of a sibling group, from minority ethnic communities or have special needs, either physical or emotional.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Adoption, Fostering to Adopt or Concurrent Planning please visit our website for information Contact us on tel 0800 652 6955, email

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