Chairing meetings with confidence


The responsibilities of a Chair can be considerable. Whereas some duties may be clearly outlined in related practice guidance along with the qualities that ensure effective chairing, not all Chair responsibilities are so helpfully detailed or provided.

This workshop will explore general planning for and facilitation of panels and complex meetings in the children’s sector.  It will explore time management and group facilitation whilst holding the child at the centre of thinking, recommendations and decision making.  It will enable Chairs of meetings to consider good practice and approaches to effectively managing the flow of information, summarising and the formation of key action plans. 

This workshop will provide an opportunity to consider the Chair’s role in enabling and fulfilling quality assurance functions as well as sharing common issues and dilemmas and best practice. 


This workshop is designed for team managers, advanced practitioners, lead consultants, senior social workers chairing meetings and Chairs and Vice-Chairs of fostering and permanency panels, or those being considered for these roles. 

25 places available.  


  • To understand the role and responsibilities in chairing panels and meetings
  • To explore the chairing of complex meetings and enabling effective management of group dynamics
  • To hold the child at the centre of recommendation and decision making processes in meetings and panels
  • To identify the relevant skills and knowledge needed in order to
    effectively chair meetings including adoption and fostering panel meetings.
  • To increase awareness of how panel meeting member’s personal values and histories impact upon the panel and meeting process
  • To share good practice


Alison Davis, Associate Trainer, CoramBAAF (subject to change)


Registration 9.45 am*
Start  10.00 am*  
Close  4.00 pm* 

*Times subject to change


Full or associate CoramBAAF member £105.00 + £21.00 VAT - Total £126.00

Individual CoramBAAF member £85.00 + £17.00 VAT - Total £102.00

Non-member £130.00 + £26.00 VAT - Total £156.00

Adopters/Fosters carers £85.00 + £17.00 VAT - Total £102.00

Student discount for all fees - 20%


Telephone 020 7520 2043 / 020 7520 2041



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