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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
Undertaking connected persons assessments
14 January 2021
This course will familiarise social workers with the legal framework, process and forms required in assessing Connected Persons (family and friends) as potential foster carers. It will consider the intricate complexities and dilemmas that Connected Persons placements can involve and how these placements can best be supported.
Train the Trainers: Delivering Preparation Courses for Early Permanence Carers
18 January 2020
Participants who are going to deliver the Coram Early Permanence training programme need to attend this Train the Trainers open course which will ensure that they understand the range of issues covered and can deliver the various exercises in a way that engages the participants and ensures their maximum participation.
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
This guide is a must for foster carers seeking to support the health of a child or young person in their care, and in turn help to improve their life chances. It is particularly suited to newly approved foster carers, but experienced carers will also find it useful to confirm or expand their knowledge.Read more
This book is part of CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series which explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This book focuses on sleep issues. If you are looking to adopt a child, this guide will give you practical and realistic information on what this condition may mean for your child, along with their symptoms, prognosis and treatment.Read more
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This guide is designed to help social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of prospective applicants who want to adopt a child or children. It is to be used by assessing social workers to complete a Prospective Adopter’s Report using the CoramBAAF Form PAR (for England), revised in 2016, or the PAR (Reg 30F) 2019.
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