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London Care Services

The regional collaborative arrangement for commissioning and procuring residential and foster care services for looked after children and young people


London Care Services (LCS) is delivered by London Councils.  LCS are a regional collaborative arrangement, working on behalf of 17 Local Authorities (16 London boroughs and one partner authority; Milton Keynes).

Local Authorities and partners use the LCS Model Contract to make placements with Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA) and Residential Children's Homes (RCH).  The contract places the best interests of the child first and supports local authorities and providers to deliver services of the highest quality.

The work of LCS is overseen by the Association of London Directors of Children's Services (ALDCS), which London Councils hosts.

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Local Authorities

Find out more about LCS, request a temporary access pass to view a demo environment of the live portal, or join the partnership of Local Authorities that already have access to a register of providers with pre-negotiated prices and use of the LCS Model Contract

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Service Providers

Would you like to become part of LCS network of providers who offer high quality services for looked after children, while gaining access to 17 local authority commissioners?

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Contact Us

You can get in touch with us via the contact form or by emailing the team directly