Our fostering consultant develop a range of practice notesbriefings 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.

CoramBAAF Conversations

Our podcast series is dedicated to exploring topics related to adoption, fostering and kinship care. We invite children's social care professionals and experts by experience to join us to share best practices, their experiences and knowledge.


Matt Taylor-Roberts

Episode 22 | The experiences of an LGBTQ+ foster carer

Emma and Matt come together to explore Matt’s experiences as a gay man and a foster carer. Matt and his partner began their journey as foster carers in 2019 and had their first placement during lockdown.

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Fostering book bundles

To help newly qualified social workers, or those that want to refresh their knowledge, we have created a fostering starter packs. Timeless bestsellers that offer invaluable guidance for the vital work of fostering professionals.

Fostering now', 'Making good assessments', and 'The child's legal journey through care' front covers

Starter pack

Get 'Fostering now', 'Making good assessments', and 'The child's legal journey through care' for £35 (usually £49.90).

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Bumper starter pack book covers

Bumper starter pack

Dive into these essential resources to gain practical insights and robust guidance, whether you're just starting or a seasoned professional. Get this bundle for £65 (usually £82.80).

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Latest blogs

Improving the future of foster care – from a new Form F to a National Fostering Strategy

Emma Fincham, CoramBAAF’s fostering consultant, reveals the changes coming to Form F to improve practice whilst arguing that wider reform of the system through a National Fostering Strategy is required to significantly improve all foster carers’ experiences.

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Foster carers highlight their best #FosteringMoments

CoramBAAF’s Foster Carer’s Advisory Committee share their #FosteringMoments as part of Foster Care Fortnight.

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Adoption by foster carers

Elaine Dibben

Episode 18 | Part one and two

Discover firsthand insights on adoption by foster carers in our exclusive podcast interviews featuring Isla, a foster carer turned adopter, and author Elaine Dibben. Joined by Jo Francis, CoramBAAF’s Publications Manager, they delve into both the personal and practical aspects of this journey.

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LGBTQ+ Young people and their social care needs

This session will outline recent findings that outline the particular and significant needs for LGBTQ+ people when linked to social care. From three studies, we developed a model explaining their challenges and recommendations for improving practice. We will outline their particular needs as well as exploring how to improve social care to develop more inclusive services.

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The wellbeing of children in care - comparing those in kinship and unrelated foster care

The Bright Spots Programme supports local authorities to systematically listen to their children in care and care leavers, about the things that are important to them. The presentation takes data from the programme and examines the views of over 1,200 children.

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Get involved

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

Fostering practice forums

Share professional practice, knowledge and expertise in fostering with colleagues in your local region including groups dedicated to Private and Independent Fostering.

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