News ID: 688

We've expanded the Social Care Network Solutions family and have a new company in the USA, based in Scottsdale, AZ, which has been set up to provide our secure CHARMS™ system to child welfare agencies in the USA.
CHARMS™ was created in 1999 in the UK and is now used by more than 300 fostering and adoption agencies across the UK and Ireland. CHARMS™ provides a secure, case management platform for everything that a fostering and adoption agency does. Some 20,000 foster families use CHARMS™ to share information about the children they look after with their agencies and with their local authorities - the equivalent of State authorities in the US.
For over two decades CHARMS™ has enabled foster care communities to have information quickly and easily to local and national governmental agencies. The reporting requirements on foster care agencies in the UK and Ireland are much the same as the requirements in the USA. The CHARMS™ team are experts in helping the foster care and adoption community to keep records safe and accurate and to extract information when needed.  As we are dedicated to helping children find loving homes.
If you would like more information or to arrange a remote, informal demonstration of CHARMS™, please feel free to contact Alicia Gibson our US Coordinator on the details below:

Tel: 480-884-1757
Mob: 805-722-7703
As a corporate sponsor of the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) we are attending the 2023 FFTA conference in Columbus, Ohio and it would be great to see you there too!


New CHARMS™ Customer - Swindon Borough Council

News ID: 690

A very warm welcome to our newest CHARMS™ customer, Swindon Borough Council.
To find out about fostering with Swindon council please visit their website


Apr 2023 - Guide To Supported Accommodation Regulations

News ID: 687

On 23/3/2023 the Department For Education published the Guide to the Supported Accommodation Regulations including Quality Standards.
The Government consultation response set down the next steps as follow: "Ofsted will begin registering providers from 28 April 2023. The Regulations and guidance must be complied with for the purposes of registration and as soon as providers and managers are registered with Ofsted. If a complete application for registration with Ofsted has not been made before 28 October 2023, it will be an offence to carry on or manage a supported accommodation service on or after that date".
And in the recently published Guide "Regulation 24 details the records that must be kept in supported accommodation. All young people’s case records must be kept up to date and stored securely whilst they remain in the setting. Case records must be kept up-to-date and signed and dated by the author of each entry. Young people’s case records must be kept for 75 years from the date of birth of the child, or if the child dies before the age of 18, for 15 years from the date of his or her death".
CHARMS offers a complete, online solution for all supported accommodation and semi-independence providers to keep their records secure, as prescribed by Regulation 24. If you would like to find out more please call 0161 237 1872 or email


New CHARMS™ Customer - Inspire Support Services

News ID: 686

A very warm welcome to our newest CHARMS™ customer, Inspire Support Services!
"Inspire is a long-standing provider of children's social care, offering early intervention programmes, mentoring, 16+ semi-independent living, 18+ outreach accommodation, counselling, psychotherapy."
To find out more about about Inspire Support Services please visit their website


New CHARMS™ Customer - Ortu Home and School

News ID: 685

Welcome to our newest CHARMS™ customer, Ortu Home and School!

"Ortu Home and School provide residential care and education to young people.
We provide a place of safety, nurture, and wellbeing within a trusted environment. We have an extensive large team of professionals and practitioners that aim to meet the individual needs of each young person, enabling them to flourish and recognise their potential, with the safety and stabilisation of a family environment."

To find out more about the services Ortu provide please check out their website


New CHARMS™ Customer - Pathstone Children UK

News ID: 683

Welcome to new CHARMS™ customer Pathstone Children UK!
Birmingham-based Pathstone Limited is a provider of a range of high quality residential and supported living services for children and young people 16+ with a variety of needs. To find out more about Pathstone's services please check out their website


New CHARMS™ Customer - Fostering Connections

News ID: 684

A very warm welcome to our newest CHARMS™ customer, Fostering Connections!

Based in Waltham Abbey, Essex, Fostering Connections is an independent fostering agency that provides fostering services for looked after children and young people. To find out more about their services, visit


New CHARMS™ Customer - Blossom Living

News ID: 681

Welcome to our newest CHARMS™ customer, Blossom Living!
Blossom Living offers young people aged 16-18 a managed transition to independence, providing  24-hour, safe, high specification accommodation with mentoring key workers, on-site short courses, training programs, and counseling provision.
To find out more about the services Blossom Living provide please check out their website,


NCASC 2022

News ID: 682

We're proud to announce that we are exhibiting at this year's National Children & Adults Services Conference and exhibition from 2-4 November in Manchester!
Come and have a chat with us at our stand, H16, and for more information on what's in store, visit


New CHARMS™ Customer - Clover Fostering

News ID: 680

A very warm welcome to our newest CHARMS™ customer, Clover Fostering!
Uxbridge-based Clover Fostering is an independent fostering agency who's vision is “to give every child fostered with the agency the best possible chance of happiness and a successful outcome.”
To find out more about Clover Fostering please visit their website