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As a professional membership organisation CoramBAAF is responsible for delivering high quality research-based policy advice and briefing updates to its members and other relevant stakeholders, including central and local government. The Policy Research and Development team is led by the director of policy, research and development and consists of consultants who specialise in different forms of family placement from an interdisciplinary perspective including social work, legal, health and research. Core to the team’s role are the contribution to membership services and products, including publications, conferences, briefings, practice notes and forms. The team also convenes a number of advisory committees and special interest groups that support and feed into these primary functions.

CoramBAAF currently has five consultant posts (including this post) that focus on fostering, adoption, kinship care, health and legal issues, with recruitment for a new post concentrating on care planning and permanence currently underway. Although, this role addresses adoption, the remit is not narrow and it will link with colleagues focusing on care planning and other forms of family placement where appropriate. This current postholder will leave the role at the end of March, but will continue to support our work as an associate.

The Adoption Consultant provide leadership and direction in respect of the organisation's work on adoption, including adoption support and family placement in general. The postholder will be responsible for developing policy and good practice in adoption, adoption support and wider family placement issues, in accordance with member needs and recognised good practice. They will have responsibility for specific initiatives to support the work of member agencies and will attend or chair agreed practice forums and special interest groups, as well as acting as link consultant to a specific advisory committee.

Further details including the job description, person specification and application form can be found on the Coram Careers website

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