Panel advisers: Their role and responsibilities for adoption, fostering & permanency panels




Panel advisers have a complex role in managing the relationship between the agency and the panel, quality assuring and feeding back to all involved in panel work.

This workshop will enable panel advisers to examine this role in detail and build on effective practice as they carry out their role and responsibilities including: quality assurance; inducting new panel members; contributing to the appraisals of panel members; feeding back issues to the agency and working with the agency decision maker. Case scenarios, group work and practice application will provide opportunities for panel advisers to address shared dilemmas and good practice.


Effective fostering panels

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.


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Team managers, social workers, advanced practitioners, lead consultants who are professional advisers to fostering and permanency panels.

This workshop is aimed at those who have been newly or recently appointed to the role and those professional advisers who would like a refresher course and the opportunity to share practice ideas.

20 places available.


By the end of the day participants will:

  • have considered their duties as panel advisers before, during and after panel meetings
  • have considered their role in relation to the children whose cases are being presented to the agency decision maker
  • have explored their role in relation to participation in reviews or appraisals of panel members
  • have considered opportunities for panel can exercise its quality assurance role


Roana Roach* - CoramBAAF Trainer Consultant

Facilitator subject to change


Registration 9.30am – 9.55am*

Start  10.00am*

Close  4.15pm*

Refreshments/lunch provided 


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 2041/43



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