Matching & Placement


The Matching and Placement Service (MAPS) is a multi-agency team with a therapeutic approach to providing support for looked after children placed with approved foster carers in residential children’s homes in Newport.

“I feel staff are listened to and I am impressed that staff regularly receive positive feedback from senior managers and IROs” Team Manager

The team aims to take a preventative approach and provide the opportunity for support early on when a child is placed.

The team also searches for fostering and residential placements and matches children’s needs to foster carers and residential expertise.

The MAPS team is based in the Civic Centre within the fostering service.