Our adoption consultants develop a range of practice notes, briefings and other resources to support our members in their work. They also support the exchange of ideas and good practice at our regular practice forums.

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STAR Matching Tool

The STAR (Strengths and Risks) Matching Tool can be used by practitioners as a decision-making and reflective tool to identify strengths and risks in proposed matches for adoption and can be used at several points during the linking and matching process by social workers and family finders.

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Blueprint for Adoption Support Services

This blueprint captures the key elements of the most developed adoption support services and provides a benchmark against which agencies can review and adjust resources and systems.

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Influence change

Our multidisciplinary groups and provide a platform to our members so we can advocate on their behalf to Government, and ensure that their voices are heard in the development of legislation, policy and practice.

Practice Forums

Share professional practice, knowledge and expertise in adoption with colleagues in your region.

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Special Interest Groups

Discuss developing areas of policy and share views in Health, Law, Research, Special Guardianship, Private Fostering and Independent Fostering.

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