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Service Providers

London Care Services is provided by London Councils and offers a register of residential children's homes and independent fostering agencies for looked-after children and young people


LCS is a service of London Councils, which is the membership body for the 32 London Boroughs.  LCS delivers a regional collaborative arrangement on behalf of 17 Local Authorities (16 London boroughs and one partner authority; Milton Keynes).

LCS member authorities use the Model Contract to procure placements with Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA's) and Residential Children's Homes (RCH) for the children in their care.  The Contract places the best interests of children first and aims to assist members and providers to deliver services of the highest quality where children can thrive.

One of the greatest benefits of this arrangement is that IFA's and RCH's can express their interest to join LCS at any time, by submitting an application form that will initiate an assessment process.


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Benefits of Membership

Discover the great benefits that we offer LCS approved providers  

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Find out more about LCS and how to become an approved provider

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Whether you have a question about LCS, would like to request a temporary access pass to a demo environment of the live portal, or become a member, we are here to help