London Care Services

London Care Services (LCS) assists local authorities deliver high quality services for children in their care and helps to ensure that the children have access to services that enable them to thrive and reach their full potential.

LCS is provided by London Councils and governed by the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS). LCS members include all the London boroughs, the City of London and three partner authorities (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton-Keynes).



  • LCS facilitates the improvement of commissioning and contracting for looked after children services across London. LCS holds a list of approved providers for fostering and residential care. Providers can use the secure area of the website to offer information on their services and boroughs use the website to help them find quality services for their children and young people placed away from home.
  • We also manage the London Model Contract, designed to reduce administrative burden and allow boroughs to commission bespoke care packages that meet the diverse needs of every child in care. The list of providers under the London Model Contract is conducted through an open system and run under a fair and transparent process, providing the opportunity for new providers to join at any time by submitting an application for further assessment.
  • We support a network of officers from all London local authorities to share information on the types of services that are expected to meet the diverse needs of children, and also coordinate strategic decisions and operational activities on commissioning on a Pan-London level.         


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