Our health consultants develop a range of practice notesbriefings and other resources to support our members in their work with children and young people in care.

Annual Health Conference 2024

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24 June 2024 | In person | London
We are excited to announce our Annual Health Conference will take place on Monday 24 June 2024, in-person at Coram Campus, (QEII Conference Centre) in London. A key event for all Health Professionals working with adoption and fostering agencies.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

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Watch the recording from our Exploring Expertise

This session provided an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It aimed to help fostering and adoption services by providing strategies and resources to assist those who are working with children or young people with a FASD diagnosis. Our presenters were Sandy and Martin Butcher, co-founders and co-chairs of the Hertfordshire FASD Support Network. Our Chair was Alice Sewell, trainer at NationalFASD.

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Dealing with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

This authoritative guide is an essential read for all those working with or looking after fostered and adopted children who may be affected by FASD, to help ensure that they provide the support these children need to reach their full potential.

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Parenting a child affected by parental substance misuse

This guide explores general issues around substance misuse and children entering care, as well as the impact on children of exposure to substances during pregnancy, and possible effects on children at different ages and stages of development.

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Latest blogs and updates

A healthy winter ahead?

Our Health Consultant, Ellie Johnson, discusses how vaccines can help keep your children healthy this winter and shares useful information for parents and carers.

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Safe in care or in harm’s way? Recognising and responding to risks to keep children in care safe

Our Health Consultant Ellie Johnson explores how our Annual Health Conference is an opportunity to network and reflect on practice for professionals working in children’s social care, not just health professionals.

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NICE publish quality standard for assessment and diagnosis of FASD

This guidance forms key part of supporting much need changes to support families affected by FASD that CoramBAAF and its members have called for.

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Watch our recordings

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Does weight matter?

Members can watch this Exploring Expertise webinar again as CoramBAAF Health Consultant, Ellie Johnson, explains how obesity impacts health, and discusses the relevance in adoption and fostering adult assessments.

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Adoption & Fostering journal

Adoption & Fostering is the only quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to adoption, fostering and kinship issues. Members, make sure to sign in to your website account to access the below articles.

Rising levels of obesity and medical problems for prospective substitute carers in Gloucestershire

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Audit of Looked After Children (LAC) in residential care and BMI increase in one UK local authority

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