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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.

Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with toileting issues

| Kathryn Fenton with Ellie Johnson

This book is part of CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series which explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. This title provides authoritative, clinical guidance for carers and adopters on why toileting issues can occur and what can be done about it.

Matching a child in an early permanence placement: the importance of identity

| John Simmonds

The matching of a child’s ethnicity, culture, religion and language with those of their prospective adopters has been a longstanding and challenging set of policy and practice questions. This discussion paper addresses this challenge by focusing on 16 key messages, inviting the reader to reflect on the importance of the development of a child’s identity over time and then into adulthood. 

Child care law England

| Alexandra Conroy Harris and Deborah Cullen

This quick reference guide provides a quick introduction to the main legal provisions for the care of children in England. Designed to provide a basic framework, it presents a summary of the main statutes, regulations and court rules, with sections on all the main strands of law relating to parents, children and local authority responsibilities.