We are pleased to announce that we are delivering four workshops for Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trust members, in consultation with the Trusts, as part of their CoramBAAF membership benefits. FREE priority places (four places for each Trust per workshop) are available to staff from the Trusts. Please contact your Trust training unit directly if you are interested in applying for a place.

Past event

Further details and booking information now available

  • Preparing for children to move (back home / to adoption / to a new placement) - 11 January 2019 - SEHSCT - Downshire Hospital, Downpatrick

This workshop will explore best practice in planning and supporting children and their families/carers to manage moves to minimise harm and increase resilience. It will be of interest to social workers working with children in care , fostering and adoption social workers and their managers.

  • Cultural considerations in family placement and adoption - 22 March 2019 - SHSCT

This workshop will explore the additional needs of children from diverse backgrounds and how best to prepare and support foster carers and adopters to meet the particular needs of these children. It will be of interest to family placement social workers, looked after children social workers and their managers, and members of fostering and adoption panels.


Limited additional paid places are initially available for other CoramBAAF member agencies. If further places become available, this will be announced on the CoramBAAF website (www.corambaaf.org.uk) a few weeks prior to the workshop dates and individual and members and non-members will then be eligible to purchase places.

Paid places are charged at the following rates:

Full CoramBAAF agency member £80.00 + £16.00 VAT - Total £96.00 

Individual CoramBAAF member £60.00 + £12.00 VAT - Total £72.00

Non-member £100.00 + £20.00 - Total £120.00


The first of the four workshops - Assessing LGBT foster carers and adopters - took place on 26 June  in Antrim. Attended by a range of adoption and fostering professionals it explored good practice in the recruitment, assessment and support of LGBT foster carers and adopters. 

Booking details for the two workshops in 2019 will be available on on our website soon.