Our conferences, masterclasses 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.

Learning from the law: legal masterclass for CoramBAAF corporate members

26 September 2019 | Leeds

FREE masterclass for CoramBAAF full member agencies only 

Cases that have been heard by the Court of Appeal and by the High Court (Family Division) provide valuable learning for social workers, managers, panel members and child welfare professionals working with children needing long-term care plans, including seeking court orders to secure permanency for the child.

There are few opportunities to hear about case law or to discuss the issues raised with colleagues and specialist lawyers. This event closes that gap.

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Supporting the mental health of looked after and adopted children

CoramBAAF members - book one place and get  subsequent places for half price!

20 November 2019 | London

Drawing from the recent CoramBAAF Good Practice Guide for social workers on this subject, this conference will translate theoretical concepts and research about children’s mental health into straightforward language and practical advice. ALL DELEGATES RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF THE GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE.

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Investing in special guardianship: Opportunities and challenges in policy, law and practice

5 December 2019 | London

FREE conference for CoramBAAF members

Run by CoramBAAF in partnership with The Centre for Family Justice Research at Lancaster University, this conference will present findings from the latest research on the use and outcomes of special guardianship, provide a platform for special guardians and explore the priority issues for policy and practice change.

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Learning from RAAs: What does the future look like?

20 January 2020 | London

FREE conference for CoramBAAF full member agencies only

The first Regional Adoption Agencies were established in 2017 and it is expected that by early 2020 all RAAs will be fully operational. This conference will provide an overview of progress to date and showcase some of the practice initiatives now being established in RAAs so that we can start to explore how this new system will be able to achieve the ambitions identified at the outset.

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Sir Andrew McFarlane

Adoption and Contact: A Judicial Perspective

The Rt. Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, opened the CoramBAAF conference on ‘Contact in adoption in the digital age: Where do we go from here?’ with his view on where we stand in relation to the legal framework and its link to policy and practice.

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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.