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Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: Learning from case reviews 2007–2019

| Hedy Cleaver and Wendy Rose

This good practice guide is based on a UK-wide study of 52 case reviews concerning 98 children who had died or experienced serious harm while living with foster carers, adopters or special guardians. The study spans a 12-year period and is the first to focus exclusively on reviews of cases of children in alternative family care. Consequently, it shines a spotlight on those issues that are particular to these children – the selection and assessment of their carers; the support both children and carers receive; and the supervision and management of such arrangements.

The Child's Legal Journey through Care

| Shefali Shah

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.

Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: A guide to reflective practice

| Hedy Cleaver and Wendy Rose

This companion guide draws upon information in the associated Good Practice Guide, 'Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: Learning from case reviews 2007–2019' which details the results of a UK-wide study of 52 case reviews concerning 98 children who had died or experienced serious harm while living with foster carers, adopters or special guardians.

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.

Adoption & Fostering Supplement: 40 years

| CoramBAAF

To mark 40 years of BAAF/CoramBAAF, CoramBAAF's John Simmonds selects a series seminal articles from Adoption & Fostering that illustrate some of the most significant themes that have arisen over the years, featuring some of the UK’s most knowledgeable scholars and practitioners working in child care practice and research.

The Foster Carer's Handbook on Health

| Hannah Smith and Nikki Shepherd

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.

Undertaking a fostering assessment in Wales

| Roger Chapman and Dawn Owen

NEW REVISED AND UPDATED 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 foster a child or children. It is to be used by assessing social workers to complete a Prospective Foster Carer’s Report using the CoramBAAF Form F (for Wales).

Parenting Matters: Parenting a Child with Sleep Issues

| Jay Vaughan and Alan Burnell

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.

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

| 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.