Supporting the mental health of looked after and adopted children



Discounted rates available for full and associate CoramBAAF members – book one place and get  subsequent places for half price until 6 November 2019! (Discount applied at checkout). Special offer price for individual members. Log in to your account to see your reduced membership rate above.

Plus all delegates receive a FREE copyof the Good Practice Guide  Supporting the mental health of looked after and adopted children (usual price £16.95).

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This conference will present a practical approach that will help social workers to improve children’s mental health and access additional support. 

The speakers will demonstrate how to understand children’s backgrounds and current events, rather than focusing on diagnostic criteria and labels. 

The event will cover:

  • The reasons why mental health difficulties are more prevalent among looked after children
  • Common worrying behaviours and symptoms
  • The importance of attachment and trauma
  • How children’s difficulties can affect carers
  • How social workers can best gather crucial information to aid the understanding of children’s difficulties
  • Supporting children via a three stage process
  • Explaining how Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) operate 


Dr Karen Aldred and Dr Helen Rodwell, Consultant Clinical Psychologists in independent practice and authors of the Good Practice Guide above. Read our interview with Karen and Helen (conducted on publication of the guide).

Other speakers to be announced soon including foster carers and young people.


Full or associate CoramBAAF member - £185.00 + £37.00 VAT Total - £222.00
Individual CoramBAAF member - SPECIAL OFFER £108.00 + £21.60 VAT Total - £129.60 (usual price £135.00 + £27.00 VAT Total - £162.00
Non-member - £250.00 + £50.00 VAT - Total £300.00

Discounted fee for health and education professionals, adopters and foster carers - £108.00 + £21.60 VAT Total - £129.60. Contact to receive an exclusive discount code


Registration 9.30am
Start 10.00am
Close 4.00pm

Refreshments/lunch provided


Telephone 020 7520 7520


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