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DfE invites funding bids for proposals from fostering partnerships to improve commissioning and sufficiency planning
Local authorities and their partners are invited to bid to access a £500k fund in order to carry out feasibility studies into proposals to improve foster care in their region.Find out more
March deal of the month
Until the end of March buy all six titles in the Nutmeg series of children's books for just £40.Buy now
The impact of technology on adoption
Dr John Simmonds made a presentation at the 'Adoption Policy in the Digital Age' event at the European Parliament in Brussels.Read more
SPECIAL OFFER ON CONFERENCE PLACES FOR CORAMBAAF MEMBERS Beyond Together or Apart – brothers and sisters are for life
4 Apr 2019 Leeds
This one-day conference will help social work professionals to think about the lifelong implications of planning for siblings and the support needed for adopters in promoting and supporting sibling relationships.
Special offer for CoramBAAF members - buy one place and receive a second at half price! And receive a FREE copy of the CoramBAAF Good Practice Guide on the placement of siblings Beyond Together or Apart (usual price £17.95).
Making good fostering assessments
16 May 2019 | Birmingham
This two-day workshop will provide practitioners and particularly those who may be new to undertaking, quality assuring or considering fostering assessments with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practice in completing fostering assessments.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 require services, including fostering services, to ensure that they hold and process personal information safely and securely. This Good Practice Guide will give local authorities and independent fostering services in England confidence about how best to comply with the requirements around data protection.Read more
The matching of a child’s ethnicity, culture, religion and language with those of their prospective adopters has been a longstanding and challenging set of policy and practice questions. This discussion paper addresses this challenge by focusing on 16 key messages, inviting the reader to reflect on the importance of the development of a child’s identity over time and then into adulthood.Read more
NEW EDITION. What are the roles and responsibilities of adoption and fostering panel members? What laws and regulations determine how these panels function? How can panels help to make better placements? This book answers these and many other questions and is the first and only definitive guide for members of both adoption and fostering panels.Read more
NEW 2018 EDITION. Thinking about, or in the process of, adopting a child? Read this book to prepare for the experience of adoption, find the right resources to help you and feel more in control through the ups and downs along the way.Read more
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