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Writing a later life letter

| Fran Moffat

A later life letter is one written by a social worker to a child who is being adopted, to help the child make sense of their past, but it is intended to be read later in the child’s life - a difficult and delicate task even for experienced workers. This Good Practice Guide focuses on the practicalities of writing a later life letter.

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.

Adopting a child in Scotland

| Robert Swift

NEW 2020 EDITION This book covers everything you need to know about adoption in Scotland. It describes the processes involved in adopting a child, with a wealth of practical information. You can also read the stories of adopters from how it feels to go through the adoption process to what life as an adoptive family is really like, and the stories of adopted children and how they think and feel about adoption.

The pink guide to adoption for lesbians and gay men

| Nicola Hill

NEW REVISED AND UPDATED 2020 EDITION How easy is it for lesbian and gay couples to adopt? Can we adopt jointly? Is the adoption process any different from heterosexual adoption? The pink guide to adoption answers these and many more questions. It is an essential step-by-step guide for lesbians and gay men who are considering adoption in the UK

Preparing to Adopt in Scotland - Applicant's workbook

| Shaila Shah

A well-established and popular training programme that has been used extensively throughout the UK for many years. The Applicant's Workbook contains articles on a number of topics covered in the training programme as well as narratives from adopters and writing by adopted children and young people that offer an insight into their feelings about adoption.

Undertaking checks and references in fostering and adoption assessments

| Paul Adams

NEW EDITION. The assessment of foster carers and adopters is amongst the most important aspects of family placement work. Undertaking checks and references is key to these assessments, and a core task for social workers. This Good Practice Guide details the range of checks routinely undertaken across the UK.

Preparing to Adopt in Scotland - Trainer's Guide

| Elaine Dibben, Eileen Fursland and Nicky Probert

A well-established and popular training programme that has been used extensively throughout the UK for many years. The Trainer's Guide is designed to lead the trainer step by step in their delivery of the course including the presentation, exercises, discussions and group work.