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General overview

Stage of development: Complete

Policy sector: Child and family welfare

Date outcomes contract signed: Nov 2014

Start date of service provision: Nov 2014

Anticipated completion date: Nov 2019

Actual completion date: Mar 2020

Capital raised (minimum): GBP 1m (USD 1.65m)

Service users: 31 individuals


The Birmingham Residential Migration programme aims to provide a pioneering new foster placement scheme across Birmingham. It will aim to find stable family foster placements for around 80 young people currently in residential care in the Birmingham area. Core Assets Residential Migration model is a structured intensive foster placement specifically designed for young people transitioning from residential care to a family placement. Skilled and experienced foster carers are supported with a wrap-around team of professionals and the intervention is delivered through a structured phased approach that lasts for one year and can be tailored to fit the needs of each individual child.

Target population

Young people aged 11-15 currently in residential care in the Birmingham area.



  • United Kingdom

Service delivery locations

  • Birmingham, West Midlands

Outcome metrics

  • Metric 1: Stability of placement. Young person stays in a foster care placement for 52 weeks.
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