Getting started in: Fostering


As the UK’s leading membership organisation for professionals working across adoption, fostering and kinship care we want to equip professionals like you with the knowledge, best practices, and resources needed to improve the lives of children and young people. This is why we are launching a breakfast webinar series to help you “get started in adoption, fostering and kinship care.

In this session, we will be exploring the role of foster care in permanence with our Fostering Consultant, Emma Fincham. This six part series is tailored specifically to recently qualified social workers, students and those wanting to find out more about adoption, fostering and kinship care.

Each webinar is a gateway to essential insights:

  • Explore fostering, adoption, and kinship care –with a focus on core issues in relation to practice.
  • Navigate the legal framework surrounding permanence, including early permanence, with confidence.
  • Gain insight into the crucial role of health in adoption, fostering and kinship care.


Each webinar provides you with:

  • A basic understanding of each practice area.
  • Access to a wealth of resources and tools to enhance your practice.
  • An invitation to join our practice forums for ongoing professional development and real-time policy updates.


Emma Fincham, Fostering Consultant, CoramBAAF

Emma started working at CoramBAAF in October 2021. She is a qualified social worker, with over 25 years of experience in children and young people’s services. She most recently led a fostering team in Brighton and Hove City Council for five years. Emma led on step down placements, for children and young people moving from a residential setting back to living with a foster family. Emma has also worked in child protection, on establishing the young carers project in Tower Hamlets, co-ordinating the Summer University for young people in Brent, and on a service redesign for local authority and voluntary youth services in Brighton and Hove. 

For social workers, reflection on this session may contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD).



To encourage newly qualified social workers or those interested in getting started in a new practice area we are offering free places to everyone. Please book yours using the below button.

Places on this event are limited, so early booking is recommended.




If you have any questions about this event please contact for more information.