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Undertaking an adoption assessment in England

| Elaine Dibben

2020 EDITION

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.

Parent and Child fostering - APPENDICES

| Multiple

The appendices to the Good Practice Guide Parent and Child Fostering include a set of forms that are specially designed to be used in this area of practice. The forms can be used by social workers, foster carers and other professionals to help collate observations from key sources and aid assessments.

Parent and child fostering

| Paul Adams and Elaine Dibben

NEW EDITION. Parent and child arrangements with foster carers are a well-established phenomenon in England and Wales. In the majority of cases, this means adults with their children living with foster carers, usually in the context of care proceedings. This Good Practice Guide addresses the challenges faced by agencies and foster carers by this specialist area of work. It offers valuable advice, information and a host of practical suggestions on how to deliver a high quality service.

Practice Note 73. Disabled Foster Carers

| Dr Peter Unwin / Becki Meakin / Alexandra Jones

This Practice Note considers the recruitment, assessment and support of disabled foster carers, with exploration of why such carers may be less likely than others to be taken on by agencies, and the benefits they can bring for children.