Our kinship care consultants develop a range of practice notes, briefings and other resources to support our members in special guardianship, private fostering, kinship foster care and other care plans involving family members and friends. They also support the exchange of ideas and good practice at our practice forums

CoramBAAF Conferences: Kinship care


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Learning from policy and practice

Our first kinship conference is now due to take place on the 14 October 2024 in London and provide contemporary insights from researchers, professionals and leadership teams in the children and families sector on the National Kinship Strategy.

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Working with Ukrainian children and families


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Top ten tips for social workers working with Ukrainian children

For those wanting a summary about how they can support Ukrainian children in kinship care families read our top ten tips!

This is a condensed version of our 'Frequently Asked Questions' resource,- we have included the headlines and key points from our longer document to offer a shorter and accessible version as an introduction to the topic.

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Supporting kinship carers of Ukrainian refugee children

We have produced a set of comprehensive FAQs to help professionals navigate the tricky interface between social care and immigration law.

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The return of 26 weeks: what this means for the assessment of prospective kinship carers

The re-launch of the Public Law Outline is a timely reminder of the need to allow sufficient time for kinship assessment work. In this CoramBAAF Statement, Ann Horne, Kinship Consultant reminds us of best practice guidance and the need for 12 week timescales, when assessing prospective kinship carers.

Read our statement

Get involved

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.

Kinship Care Practice Forum

Discuss developing areas of policy and share views at our Kinship Care Practice Forum.

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Private Fostering Practice Forum

Discuss developing policy and practice dilemmas in Private Fostering arrangements.

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