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CoramBAAF's Louise Sims reflects on the Kinship and Story work webinar
Louise Sims, CoramBAAF’s Kinship Care and Fostering Consultant, looks back on an event which explored how personal objects can facilitate life story work.Read more
Four Decades of Adoption and Fostering
Children and Young People Now have published a series of articles celebrating CoramBAAF's achievements over the last 40 years. With contributions from key figures it also highlights priorities for the coming year.Read now
CoramBAAF 40th Anniversary Reception - What do we want from the Children’s Care Review?
We celebrated our 40th anniversary on 14th December 2020 with an online reception attended by over 240 people. An inspiring panel of speakers explored the kind of care review that is needed in order to achieve longstanding positive change that delivers the best outcomes for children.Watch again
Panel administrators: their role and responsibilities for fostering and permanency panels
26 January 2021
This open course will enable adoption and fostering panel administrators to examine related legislation and share best practice though group discussion and practice application.
Promoting the identity of children and young people in care
28 January 2021
This open course is for social workers, foster carers and others who help and support children and young people to understand their heritage and develop their personal, social and cultural identity. It looks at how trauma can impact the child’s view of themselves and how to encourage and at how to support the child to develop resilience.
A later life letter is one written by a social worker to a child who is being adopted, to help the child make sense of their past, but it is intended to be read later in the child’s life - a difficult and delicate task even for experienced workers. This Good Practice Guide focuses on the practicalities of writing a later life letter.Read more
This innovative guide demystifies the law by explaining its application to children’s rights, children’s possible routes through care, and the legal stages of Children Act proceedings, Written in a clear and simple manner, it sets out what practitioners should do to achieve the best outcomes for children while fulfilling what the law requires.Read more
Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: Learning from case reviews 2007–2019
This good practice guide is based on a UK-wide study of 52 case reviews concerning 98 children who had died or experienced serious harm while living with foster carers, adopters or special guardians. The study spans a 12-year period and is the first to focus exclusively on reviews of cases of children in alternative family care. Consequently, it shines a spotlight on those issues that are particular to these children – the selection and assessment of their carers; the support both children and carers receive; and the supervision and management of such arrangements.Read more
Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: A guide to reflective practice
This companion guide draws upon information in the associated Good Practice Guide, 'Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: Learning from case reviews 2007–2019' which details the results of a UK-wide study of 52 case reviews concerning 98 children who had died or experienced serious harm while living with foster carers, adopters or special guardians.Read more
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