Getting started in: Health’s role in fostering, adoption and kinship


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 vital role of health in fostering, adoption and kinship with our Health Consultant Ellie Johnson. 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.


Ellie Johnson, Health Consultant

Ellie graduated from Manchester University with a nursing degree and worked as a nurse, midwife, health visitor and specialist public health practitioner in the NHS for 25 years. She was a designated nurse for looked after children for 14 years and chaired a regional LAC nursing network. During this time she was also involved in a joint project with the National Children's Bureau focusing on inequalities in health experienced by looked after children. Ellie joined CoramBAAF in 2017.

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.