CoramBAAF Bookshop

Practice Note 62. The impact of the decision in the UK Referendum

| Alexandra Conroy Harris

The referendum vote in June 2016 for the UK to leave the EU could have wide ranging impacts, including on freedom of movement between the UK and EU, and on the status of European children, adults and families living in the UK. This Practice Note is designed to raise awareness of some of the issues that local authorities and adoption agencies may need to consider when working with European children, adults and families.

Practice Note 63. Restraint and physical intervention in foster care

| CoramBAAF

Restraint and physical intervention in foster care, and the training of foster carers to undertake such activity, are controversial issues that divide opinion. However, with increasing evidence of child-to-parent, and adolescent-to-parent, violence, fostering services need to have relevant policies and procedures. This Practice Note provides considered information and advice on this subject.

Adopting a child

| Jenifer Lord

This beginner’s guide is the book for anyone considering adopting in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. This book will guide you through the adoption process, reflecting current legislation and guidance, with real life adoption stories.

Adoption by foster carers

| Elaine Dibben and Viv Howorth

Adoption by foster carers is an area of practice that has attracted controversy and divergent views prevail. This Good Practice Guide explores some of the issues behind the contradictory views. It challenges practitioners to reflect on the established “practice wisdom” and adopt a more open-minded and child-centred approach.

Attachment, trauma and resilience

| Kate Cairns and Brian Cairns

Over a 25-year period Kate and Brian Cairns, who are social workers and trainers by profession, fostered 12 children, along with their three birth children. In this practical and moving book, they draw on their rich personal and professional experience to offer an insight into the realities of family life with children who have experienced attachment difficulties, loss, abuse and trauma.

Dennis lives with Grandma and Grandpa

| Paul Sambrooks

The Dennis Duckling series provides a range of options for explaining to looked after children about what is happening in their lives. In the first two books, Dennis and his little sister have leave their parents and be looked after by a foster duck family. In this fourth book, the outcome for the ducklings is for them to be looked after by Grandma and Grandpa.

Effective adoption panels

| Jenifer Lord, Deborah Cullen

Effective adoption panels provides guidance on the roles and responsibilities, as well as the laws and regulations, connected to adoption panels. It is the only guide designed to help panels make sound and effective recommendations.