Our conferences and seminars provide delegates with opportunities to learn about new developments, hear from and interact with expert speakers, and network with others with shared interests.

They are designed to meet the needs of the children's workforce and to keep workers well informed in an environment that is ever changing.


Beyond Together or Apart – brothers and sisters are for life

 Leeds

This one-day conference will help social work professionals to think about the lifelong implications of planning for siblings and the support needed for adopters in promoting and supporting sibling relationships. Attendees will hear about updated practice guidance on working with siblings and exploring their relationships; explore practice issues in placing sibling groups together or apart; and examine good practice in recruiting, assessing and supporting carers for sibling placements.

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): what works?

23 May 2019 London

Estimates suggest that about a third of children and young people in adoptive families, foster care and special guardianship are affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD has a significant impact on these children, and their families and it is therefore essential that practitioners have a good understanding of this condition.

This conference is an opportunity to look at ‘what works’ for children with FASD. It aims to bring together people who are actively involved in parenting, caring for, and working with children with FASD to explore how they might best meet the needs of those children in the context of their specific roles. 

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Beyond Together or Apart: brothers and sisters are for life.

Hear from the speakers at our September 2018 conference on planning for, assessing and placing sibling groups.