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Court ruling impacts placement orders
On 24 November the High Court handed down a judgement dealing with the lawfulness of placement orders made in ten separate cases. The court found that the Agency Decision Maker (ADM) had not made the decision that the child should be placed for adoption in accordance with the Adoption Agencies Regulations (AAR) 2005.Read more
Reflecting on ‘Breathing Space’
CoramBAAF Health Consultant, Ellie Johnson looks back on the themes of this year’s Health Group Conference.Read the blog
Panel advisors: Their role and responsibilities for fostering and permanency panels
19 Jan 2022 | ONLINE
Panel advisors have a complex role in managing the relationship between the agency and the panel, quality assuring and feeding back to all involved in panel work. This open course will enable panel advisors to examine this role in detail and build on effective practice as they carry out their role and responsibilities including: quality assurance; inducting new panel members; contributing to the appraisals of panel members; feeding back issues to the agency and working with the agency decision maker.
Exploring Expertise: Moving to Adoption
24 Jan 2022 | ONLINE
Using the UEA Moving to Adoption model - a social work practice framework to help children move from foster care to adoption.
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
This practice guide is designed to help practitioners and managers to successfully navigate the complex processes involved in allegations and complaints. Authoritative and thoughtful, it considers not just statutory procedures, but also provides valuable pointers to good practice for fostering staff.Read more
This guide introduces an authoritative practice model for supporting children’s moves from their foster family to their adoptive family – the University of East Anglia (UEA) Moving to Adoption model. Drawn from a two-year practice development project, the UEA model promotes sensitive practice that is responsive to the child’s needs.Read more
The guide is primarily based on Part 1 of the PAR(S) 2020 for Scotland, which pulls together information about the applicant – individual profile; family and environmental factors; present circumstances and becoming adopters. It now includes the additional experience, skills and understanding needed by prospective adopters in their role as foster carers when being dual approved under both fostering and adoption regulations or when considering a concurrent placement, and ideas for evidencing the relevant skills and experience of foster carers wishing to adopt a child in their care.Read more
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