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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Introduction to the Siblings Assessment Tool

Shelagh Beckett, author of Beyond Together or Apart, and Elaine Dibben, formerly CoramBAAF's Adoption Consultant, explain the background to developing the Siblings Assessment Report (SAR) and the model of sibling assessment that was developed and outlined in the book.

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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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