Undertaking Connected Persons Assessments


This course will familiarise social workers with the legal framework, process and forms required in assessing Connected Persons (family and friends) as potential foster carers. It will consider the intricate complexities and dilemmas that Connected Persons placements can involve and how these placements can best be supported.

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

Effective fostering panels

Paul Adams

This guide focuses primarily on Section C of Form C which requires information about the applicant – historical and current – and how it is relevant to their suitability to be foster carers or special guardians for known children. This includes descriptive information about the applicant, information about their relationships and networks, and consideration of their parenting capacity.


  • Family placement social workers
  • Workers involved in the assessment and approval of foster carers


Participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on current legislation, practice and research in family and friends care
  • Explore personal and professional values and thresholds in respect of family and friends care
  • Identify current dilemmas in the assessment process of family and Connected Persons and the importance of identifying strengths and risks, including those relating to safeguarding
  • Consider tools to enhance assessment considerations
  • Work with the CoramBAAF Form C


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


Telephone 020 7520 7520 / 020 7520 2043

Email events@corambaaf.org.uk


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