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In the spotlight: Using digital tools to recruit adopters
Buckinghamshire Council share with our members how they have used innovative online and digital methods to increase recruitment of prospective adopters.Read more
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ellen Broomé as our new managing director
Ellen will start in her new role in February 2020, with interim managing director Kevin Lowe stepping down.Read more
Our response: Appeal Court judges that removal of child safeguards was unlawful
John Simmonds responds to the Appeal Court ruling that the education secretary acted unlawfully in removing a series of child safeguarding measures through the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) regulations.Read more
Life story work: Enhancing confidence in direct work with children and the creation of good quality life books
10 Dec 2020
This workshop will enable participants to explore best practice in the facilitation of ongoing life story work which will enable children’s and young people’s understanding of their past, acceptance of their present and hopefulness about the future.
Undertaking connected persons assessments
14 January 2021
This course will familiarise social workers with the legal framework, process and forms required in assessing Connected Persons (family and friends) as potential foster carers. It will consider the intricate complexities and dilemmas that Connected Persons placements can involve and how these placements can best be supported.
This guide is a must for foster carers seeking to support the health of a child or young person in their care, and in turn help to improve their life chances. It is particularly suited to newly approved foster carers, but experienced carers will also find it useful to confirm or expand their knowledge.Read more
NEW REVISED AND UPDATED 2020 EDITION. This guide is designed to help social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of prospective applicants who want to foster a child or children. It is to be used by assessing social workers to complete a Prospective Foster Carer’s Report using the CoramBAAF Form F (for Wales).Read more
2020 EDITIONRead more
This guide is designed to help social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of prospective applicants who want to adopt a child or children. It is to be used by assessing social workers to complete a Prospective Adopter’s Report using the CoramBAAF Form PAR (for England), revised in 2016, or the PAR (Reg 30F) 2019.
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