Core benefits of Associate membership

As an Associate member you will receive / have the opportunity to access the following benefits and services:

  • Timely specialist briefings for members in England and Wales on topical issues.
  • Attendance at our advisory groups, special interest groups and regional Practice Forums  offering opportunities to contribute to setting standards and shaping policy and practice and responding to public consultations
  • Exclusive access to high quality professional advice on social work, legal, health and child placement practice issues from CoramBAAF's team of experts.
  • Subscription to  Adoption & Fostering, our highly regarded, peer-reviewed quarterly journal, covering new developments in childcare policy, practice and research UK-wide and globally, and complete online access to backfile records plus online access to the Journal of Social Work and Qualitative Social Work.
  • Your choice of SIX authoritative and informative new or recent CoramBAAF Publications, essential reading for professionals and carers (3 books for 1/2 year membership).
  • Exclusive access to the members' area of the CoramBAAF website, packed with information and resources including practice and advice notes, sample health and social report forms, some books, guides and more.
  • Exclusive access to the Locating Adoption Records database on the Adoption, Search and Reunion website.
  • CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Digest, the only comprehensive monthly bulletin, covering news on policy, legislation, research and parliamentary affairs UK wide, delivered to your inbox.  
  • Attendance at our annual agency members' reception with presentations and an opportunity to meet CoramBAAF colleagues (one representative per agency).
  • CoramBAAF News delivered to your inbox every month.
  • Attractive discounts on workshops and conferences in England and Wales.
  • The opportunity to book one place at one of our free member conferences to be held in England.
  • A professional commissioned bespoke training consultancy service, with substantial discounts (available to Premium associate members only).
  • New and revised social and medical report forms devised by experts.
  • Regular membership mailings including information on the latest events, resources and other services.

Additional member benefits in Wales

CoramBAAF is working in collaboration with the Association for Fostering and Adoption Cymru (AFA Cymru) to deliver a range of services including:

  • AFA Cymru Legal Bulletin simplifying legislation and interpreting case law.
  • Opportunities to participate in specialist groups including the Independent Reviewing Officers, Kinship Care, Medical Advisers, Legal Advisers and North Wales Panel Chairs Groups, all convened by AFA Cymru.
  • Discounts for AFA Cymru training and workshops.

Annual fees*

Associate membership is available at both Premium and Standard rates. Premium rate members are entitled to significant discounts on bespoke training and consultancy  commissioned from CoramBAAF.  Bespoke training and consultancy services commissioned by standard rate associate members are not subject to the discounted rate.  

 PremiumStandard
England and Wales£509.00 + VAT£283.00 + VAT
Northern Ireland£458.00 + VAT£255.00 + VAT
Ireland**£509.00£283.00
Overseas**N/A£320.00

VAT - The proportion of the fee that is allocated to publications is zero rated for VAT.

* Fees valid until 31 March 2019

** Agency membership in Ireland and overseas countries is exempt from VAT.

How to join

  • Download, print and complete our application form. Return it to: Membership, CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy, Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ.

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