Undertaking connected persons assessments

One-day workshop

Location: Bristol

Date: 28 Feb 2017


St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9TJ

Conference time: 10am - 4pm

Connected Persons (family and friends care), is a distinct form of care, that brings specific opportunities and challenges, to social workers and local authorities.  Research confirms that it is potentially an excellent option for many vulnerable children and young people, but it has historically been neglected.  Recent changes to the legislative framework have again reinforced the emphasis on supporting and prioritising family and friends care, and introduced the concept of connected persons placements. 

This workshop aims to familiarise social workers with the legal framework, process and forms in assessing family and friends as potential foster carers.   It will also consider the intricate complexities and dilemmas that are within family and friends placements and how these placements can best be supported.


By the end of the day participants will have:

  • Reflected on current legislation, practice and research in family and friends care
  • Explored personal and professional values and thresholds in respect of Family and friends care
  • Identified current dilemmas in the assessment process of family and connected persons and the importance of identifying strengths and risks
  • Explored the CoramBAAF Form C
  • Exchanged ideas and discussed practice dilemmas with colleagues


Contact details

Email: workshops@corambaaf.org.uk
Telephone: 0207 520 2041/43