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  • Dogs and pets in fostering and adoption book cover

    Editor's Exclusive

    Every month we release a free chapter from one of our bestselling publications. For December, we are sharing the third chapter from our 'Dogs and pets in fostering and adoption' Good Practice Guide. Read our chapter on 'Advantages and disadvantages of keeping dogs and pets'.

    Download now
  • Jennifer Simpson & Cath Larkins

    Episode 6: October introduction with Jennifer Simpson & Cath Larkins

    Dennis Golm is joined by two of the guest editor's for the introduction of the October special collection of the 'Adoption & Fostering journal, Volume 47 (Issue 3, October 2023). They discuss their editorial, 'The changing digital landscape for looked after children', and the articles from this special edition.

    Listen here
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    Improving our core forms: an overview of recent updates

    Our Policy, Practice and Development team share their progress in updating our core forms, including Form F, CPR Form, Form C and Child health forms.

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Hedwig Verhagen

Exploring Expertise: Child to parent violence and aggression

12 December | 11.30am - 1pm | Zoom
Hedwig Verhagen, will be discussing some of findings from her latest book - Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by child to parent violence and aggression. We will be discussing CPVA in an adoption context, the strategies for helping children and their families affected by CPVA and an overview of best practice guidance for social workers.

Free for members
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Chairing fostering and adoption panels

17 January | 10am - 4pm | Zoom
This open course will explore general planning for and facilitation of panels and complex meetings in the children’s sector. It will explore time management and group facilitation whilst holding the child at the centre of thinking, recommendations and decision making.

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Michelle Hall

Watch our latest recording

Experiences of contact with birth parents for special guardian families

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