Conferences

Upcoming Conferences


23 May 2017
Leeds
10.00am - 4.00pm

SPECIAL CONFERENCE OFFER FOR CORAMBAAF AGENCY MEMBERS

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Theme

This conference will explore the child’s move from foster care into adoption, and the move from one carer to another. Is this being done too quickly? Is the child’s emotional experience central to this? Is better integration needed that is more sensitive to the child’s experience? What can carers, adopters and professionals do to enable the child’s move in a positive way?

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14 Jun 2017
Leeds
10.00am - 4.00pm

Theme

Permanence has become a central concept and driver in child care planning. Where children are unable to live with their birth parents, the law requires statutory services to consider extended family members and others in the child’s network as potential carers. Special guardianship is one option for legally securing such placements, but as the recent review has concluded, the system is not working as well as it needs to and legislative changes are proposed. Concerns identified in a significant minority of orders are based on poor assessments, risky placements...





03 Jul 2017
Birmingham
9.25am – 5.15pm

CoramBAAF Health Group

Theme

Recent research has demonstrated that various adverse antenatal and childhood experiences have a long lasting impact not just on childhood development but also long term health and social outcomes. This conference will explore the contribution of neuroscience and mediating factors such as genetics and epigenetics to understanding the developmental consequences of maltreatment. Issues such as predisposing factors to current and future development of the child and how to understand the manifestations of these factors...





12 Jul 2017
London
10.00am - 4.00pm

Theme

Research into adoption disruption has revealed the extent of child to parent violence in adoptive households, and inquiry into the death of a foster carer in Scotland at the hands of a foster child has highlighted similar issues in fostering. Recent data shows that annually there are over a thousand incidents of restraint in foster care in England.

In all forms of family placement, there is range of evidence - research and anecdotal - to indicate that difficulties in managing the aggression and violence of troubled children and young people impact on the...