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New Beginnings – The inaugural meeting of the Advisory Committee for Kinship Care
Clare Seth, CoramBAAF’s Kinship Care consultant celebrates the first meeting of CoramBAAF’s new Advisory Committee for Kinship Care. She highlights the key areas covered and what the committee plans to focus on in future.Read more
Interview with Author and Adoption Panel expert, Elaine Dibben
Listen to Elaine talk all things panels - how they operate and the importance of each member’s role and how they work together to ensure that each child is being placed with the right adoptive parents.Listen here
Final report of Independent Review of Children's Social Care published
CoramBAAF welcomes the publication of the final report of the Independent Review of Children's Social Care and its intention for a fundamental reset of the system.Read more
Assessing Adult Relationships
12 July 2022 | ONLINE
The purpose of this open course is to give participants an opportunity to consider what good practice in assessing adult relationships is, exploring their own values and assumptions and to consider the importance of attachment styles; motivation; sex and sexuality; and loss and infertility.
Learning from Research Webinar: Permanency Planning for Children in Care – Are we on track?
28 Jul 2022 | ONLINE
FREE FOR MEMBERS
Permanency Planning has become a core topic in the operation of the looked after children system. The term focusses on the importance for every child having a family for life. This webinar will reflect on the development of permanency planning and its evidence base. It will also explore the current challenges in delivering a permanence plan for every child and whether the current evidence indicates that we are on track in doing so. Presented by Dr John Simmonds OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development, CoramBAAF.
This book is part of CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series which explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This guide specifically explores self-harm in children and young people who are fostered or adopted.Read more
This Good Practice Guide is a vital learning tool and companion for all those starting out in the role of supervising social worker, or needing to keep their skills and knowledge up to date as the role evolves with changes in practice.Read more
2022 EDITION Effective adoption panels provides guidance on the roles and responsibilities, as well as the laws and regulations, connected to adoption panels. It is the only guide designed to help panels make sound and effective recommendations.Read more
Children who are looked after or adopted may experience varieties of learning difficulties that are caused by the trauma and disruptive relationships that marked their early lives. These difficulties may exist not just in education, but also in social skills, in children’s ability to relate and attach to others, and to absorb new information. This new title in the Parenting Matters series provides authoritative, clinical guidance for carers and adopters on why these learning difficulties can occur and what can be done about them.Read more
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