The History of TACT
The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT) was formed in 1992 by a group of local authority service managers, who were also qualified and experienced social workers, who had expressed concerns that the rapid changes were resulting in the lack of adequate foster care and adoptive placements.
As local authorities were encouraged to provide home-based foster care in place of large residential children’s homes, Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs) like TACT were established all over the country to find homes for children and young people.
TACT was established as a charity from the outset, to ensure that any surplus income was reinvested into the organisation to help meet the needs of looked after children.
TACT has grown both in size and scope and there is now a national network of TACT offices in England, Wales and Scotland. The type of care offered to individuals is based primarily upon one thing; the best needs of the cared for child or young person. The whole ethos of TACT is based around ensuring the best quality of life for those in care.
To this day our core remit is to provide high-quality, child-centred fostering services. However, we also campaign on behalf of children in care, carers and families.