Version 3: 9 December 2020 (PDF version)


Elaine Dibben, CoramBAAF Adoption Consultant 

This CoramBAAF guidance document sets out the relevant sections of the amended regulations and guidance for panels. It will also identify learning from agencies as they are planning and holding adoption and fostering panels during the current crisis. These sections are as follows:

Amendments to the regulatory framework
Factors to consider when setting up a virtual panel 
Managing the panel process 

Our thanks to Adoption Counts, Cumbria County Council, Ambitious for Adoption, Action for Children and others for sharing their experiences and processes with us so we can pass on their learning.

What are your experiences?

We will be discussing these issues at our Regional Practice Forums and our Adoption and Fostering Panel Advisers and Adoption Panel Chairs meetings, which we will hold virtually if we cannot hold them in person at the London Coram campus.