There has been an increase in placements of relinquished babies over the past couple of years; about 15% of children adopted are placed with their parents’ consent and increasingly agencies are using Early Permanence placements for these children.  

This course will look at the relevant statutory frameworks and recent case law, the challenges of working with relinquished babies and their parents, some of the complexities of the background histories of relinquished babies, the importance of counselling for relinquishing parents, care planning and the support needs of relinquished children and their adopters.

Who should attend?

Childcare Social workers, Adoption Social Workers, Independent Reviewing Officers and Panel Chairs.

See future dates for this course or commission the course for your organisation and we can come to you.