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.

Editor's Exclusive

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Download our free chapter

Every month we release a free chapter from one of our bestselling publications. For December, we are sharing the third chapter from our 'Dogs and pets in fostering and adoption' Good Practice Guide. Read our chapter on 'Advantages and disadvantages of keeping dogs and pets'.

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Register for our upcoming training and events

Hedwig Verhagen

Exploring Expertise: Child to parent violence and aggression

12 December | 11.30am - 1pm | Zoom
Hedwig Verhagen, will be discussing some of findings from her latest book - Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by child to parent violence and aggression. We will be discussing CPVA in an adoption context, the strategies for helping children and their families affected by CPVA and an overview of best practice guidance for social workers.

Free for members

Chairing fostering and adoption panels

17 January | 10am - 4pm | Zoom
This course will explore general planning for and facilitation of panels and complex meetings in the children’s sector. It will explore time management and group facilitation whilst holding the child at the centre of thinking, recommendations and decision-making.

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Adoption assessments (Form PAR) – Best practice - two day course

7 & 8 February | 10am - 4pm | Zoom
This two-day open course will provide practitioners particularly those who may be new to undertaking adoption assessments with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practice in completing adoption assessments.

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Briefing note

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Implications of the Cumbria Child Safeguarding Practice Review

Following the Child Safeguarding Practice Review into the murder of Leiland-James Corkill, a multi-agency working group has produced a briefing note which includes recommendations to use our adult health forms.

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Watch our recordings

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Diversity and adoption

On behalf of RAA leaders, we are delivering a series of webinars in relation to diversity and adoption. These short webinars explore promising practice in adoption work in relation to issues of diversity. Please note that the webinars include discussions of topics and experiences that may be triggering or upsetting.

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Empowering Adoptive Families Study

This Learning From Research webinar explored the study examining the characteristics of children placed with lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adopters, and to examine children’s problem behaviours and positive psychosocial adjustment across the three family types.

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Adoption & Fostering journal

The motivations and decision-making processes of parents who adopt older children

Read one of the latest articles from the July edition of our Adoption & Fostering journal. Written by Claire Elizabeth Palmer, Amanda Coffey, Alyson Rees. Members, remember to sign in to your website account to access the article.

Read the article

BRAC2eD model with Dr Tam Cane

In this episode of the podcast, Tam explains the BRAC2eD model for de-biasing is used to support adoption assessments of individuals and families from minoritised ethnic groups.

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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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