The following is a list of the titles that you can expect to receive in 2017-18 as part of the all publications package. Some of the titles given are working titles and may be subject to change. Please note that, on rare occasions, a title may be unavoidably delayed for reasons beyond our control. In such cases, we will request that you wait until it is published.

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDES

Special Guardianship: Establishing and delivering a secure base for children, John Simmonds and Leonie Jordan

This guide for social workers sets out the current policy, legislation and practice surrounding special guardianship placements, with in-depth practice advice for social workers involved in any aspect of assessment, placement or support of carers and children.

Fostering for Adoption, Elaine Dibben and Viv Howorth

This guide for social workers explores Fostering for Adoption placements – the relevant legislation, current policy and practice, and issues to be considered in the preparation and assessment of carers, matching, placement and support.

Managing allegations, Alan Fisher

This guide lays out the duties, responsibilities and roles of fostering staff and providers when a foster carer is subject to an allegation from a child or young person. It provides authoritative advice for policy and practice, to ensure that fostering is safer for children and young people, and that staff and providers maintain good child protection practice.

The role of the supervising social worker, Alan Fisher

This guide sets out the duties and responsibilities of supervising social workers, and looks into their value in the care system, and how their work can improve outcomes and benefit children and their carers. It explores good practice in foster carer support, guidance and supervision, with practical advice for workers in this role.

Early placement for BME children, John Simmonds and Miranda Davies

Black and minority ethnic children are often among the groups waiting the longest for permanent placements. This guide explores the research background to this issue, possible barriers to early placement, how agencies can address this, and good practice advice for practitioners working with both children and carers on how to help ensure children are placed earlier.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Mary Mather

This guide provides social workers with full information about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and how they can affect children at different ages, along with sound practical advice on issues to consider in the assessment, placement and support of affected children.

OTHER GUIDES

Undertaking a Connected Persons Assessment using Form C, Paul Adams

This book provides practical guidance for social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based connected persons assessment, using CoramBAAF’s Form C. It will assist assessing social workers in collecting some of the basic information necessary and to analyse this with regards to its effects on the decisions to be made about the plans for the child.

Undertaking an adoption assessment in Scotland, Marjorie Morrison

This book provides practical guidance for social workers to manage and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based adoption assessment in Scotland, using CoramBAAF’s Form C. It will assist assessing social workers in collecting some of the basic information necessary and to analyse this with regards to its effects on the decisions to be made about the plans for the child.

HANDBOOKS AND GUIDES FOR FOSTER CARERS AND ADOPTERS

Foster carer’s guide to moving children on, Clare Morgan

This easy-to-read guide is aimed at foster carers who are involved in moving their fostered children on to permanent placements – whether to adoptive families, the child’s birth family or permanent foster carers. The guide explores the carer’s role in helping the child understand their situation and preparing them to move, and also how carers can manage their own feelings during the process.

Foster carer’s handbook on education, Sarah Alix

This guide aims to help foster carers to support the education of the children in their care. It explains the school system and the support available so that they can work with teachers, schools, social workers and even birth parents to make sure that these children achieve the best possible results, both in terms of qualifications and social and behavioural skills.

The adopter’s handbook on education, Eileen Fursland

Some adopted children and young people have particular challenges in school and other educational settings. But more and more schools are now becoming “attachment-aware”; teachers are learning more about why adopted children behave the way they do, and are introducing strategies that make school a more welcoming and understanding place. This book looks at initiatives that are supporting adopted children in schools and helping adoptive parents work as effectively as possible with teachers in relation to their child’s education and school wellbeing. The handbook also includes a guide to the education system and to children’s rights in terms of education and the support available.

The adopter’s handbook on supporting children into adulthood, Eileen Fursland

This book looks at a range of issues affecting adopted people in their late teens to mid-20s and their parents. It outlines young people’s rights and responsibilities at different ages, and explores the difficulties they may have with transitions, responsibility, etc. It includes accounts from adoptive families in a range of different circumstances, writing about how their child (and they themselves) coped with the challenges facing them – with greater or lesser degrees of success. This collection of parents’ accounts will provide valuable insights and advice for other adopters supporting a teenager or young adult.

Caring for a child who has been sexually exploited, Eileen Fursland

This book is for foster carers, residential care workers, kinship carers and others who are caring for a child or young person who has been sexually exploited by a perpetrator outside the family. It aims to give readers a greater understanding of grooming, child sexual exploitation (CSE) and how perpetrators operate, and the complex reasons why some young people do not perceive themselves as victims and sometimes reject those who want to help them. It outlines what happens when CSE comes to light and what is involved in supporting a child or young person through working with the police and criminal justice system to prosecute their abusers. It also looks at how carers can help children and young people who have experienced CSE to stay safe, recover from their traumatic experiences and start to rebuild their life.

OTHER BOOKS

Collection of writings by children in care, Voice/CoramBAAF

This collection brings together a range of pieces authored by children and young people in care, taken from the charity Voice’s annual writing competition. The children and young people write movingly about different aspects of being in care, their lives, carers and families.

NEW EDITIONS OF POPULAR GUIDES

Together or apart, Jenifer Lord and Sarah Borthwick

This guide focuses on the complex process of making decisions about whether to place groups of siblings together or to separate them. It explores planning for and assessing sibling groups, along with recruiting, preparing and supporting families for sibling placements, timing of introductions and post-placement contact. This new edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent legislative and practice changes.