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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What does it mean to be an Adoption Outreach Ambassador?

Jennifer Kwakye shares what it’s like to be an Adoption Outreach Ambassador for Black African and Caribbean families.

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Episode 16 | Post adoption depression

Post adoption depression: What is it? Who does it affect? What are we doing about it? These questions and more form part of Dr Lynn Snow's Churchill Fellowship research. In this conversation, Jane Poore, Adoption Consultant, is joined by Dr Lynn Snow to answer some of these questions.

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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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Early permanence: the legal framework

Early permanence is a child-centred approach that provides crucial early-stage stability while a court decides the final care plan for a child. The aim of early permanence is to prevent multiple moves of a child during the care planning process and thereby reduce the associated trauma of separation from and loss of attachment figures.

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Safeguarding in the online world

Our Adoption Consultant, Jane Poore, and, Dr. Vicki Walker, discussed the complexities of safeguarding in the digital world and this means for social work practitioners in the children and families sector.

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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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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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Outbound Permanence Service

Our aim is to improve practice and permanence planning for looked after children, resulting in a permanent, loving, and stable home overseas, by providing specialist advice and information.

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We provide a specialist information & advice service to professionals Tuesday to Thursday 10am-1pm, staffed by an experienced social worker and a legal researcher. We offer a holistic bespoke service, tailored to each case, giving the legal, assessment and support options available in the overseas country.

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