Effective panels: An introduction to the functions and operations of fostering and adoption panels (England)


This open course aims to give new and recently appointed fostering and adoption panel members  an opportunity  to  develop  their  role  as  effective panel members and to consider the tasks and responsibilities involved. This will be within the context of the current legislative framework and emerging messages from research.

Fostering and adoption/permanency panel work is challenging to all concerned in the process.  This course is intended to share issues, dilemmas and best practice.


On open courses we can accommodate a maximum of four delegates from one organisation only. For a larger group booking, please see the information on commissioned training.


Effective fostering panels 2019 edition

Effective fostering panels

Sarah Borthwick and Jenifer Lord

What are the roles and responsibilities of fostering panel members? What regulations and standards determine the functioning of a fostering panel? How can panels implement best practice to improve their work and make better placements? Effective fostering panels answers these and many other questions.


Effective adoption panels

Effective adoption panels

Jenifer Lord, Deborah Cullen

What are the roles and responsibilities of adoption panel members? What laws and regulations determine the functioning of an adoption panel? How can panels improve their work to make better placements? Effective adoption panels answers these and many other questions. It is the only guide designed to help panels make sound and effective recommendations.


This course is designed for new and recently appointed adoption panel members.

20 places available.


  • To consider the legislation, guidance  and standards that underpin the work of fostering and adoption panel members
  • To consider the tasks and responsibilities of  members of fostering and adoption panels
  • To acknowledge and value the different skills and abilities brought to panel
  • To develop confidence in carrying out  the role of effective panel members


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

*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 (contact us for details)

Student discount for all fees - 20% (contact us for details)


Telephone 020 7520 7520 / 23



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