Experiences of contact with birth parents for special guardian families
23 November 2023
Michelle's PhD explores the experience of contact from both the perspective of the special guardian and the birth parent. This session discusses each of these areas in depth, including how the findings may impact practice and the way we support special guardians with contact.
Members' Week: Creative Life Story Work
28 September 2023
Creative Life Story Work is a new approach to helping care-experienced children and young people understand their own life stories. The approach is led by Blue Cabin, a North East of England -based charity which transforms outcomes for care-experienced children and young people, and is based on the Rose model of Therapeutic Life Story Work.
What matters to children living in kinship care
7 September 2023
Paul Shuttleworth discusses why children's views are worthy of inclusion in research and shaping policy and practice in kinship care. His research, which solely listens to children's insights about emotional permanence, champions a new ‘what matters’ approach which can be used in further research as well as in practice and everyday family life.
Family Group Conferencing in pre-proceedings
6 July 2023
Coram evaluators carried out the UK’s first and the world’s largest ever Randomised Control Trial of the use of Family Group Conferencing at pre-proceedings stage. In this webinar you will learn about this important research and its implications.
The wellbeing of children in care - comparing those in kinship and unrelated foster care
15 June 2023
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.
Bringing up your Brothers and Sisters - Learning from Sibling Kinship Carers
4 May 2023
This webinar focuses on the relationships of children and young people who have involvement with children’s services, and in particular the needs of families where an older brother or sister is caring full time for their younger brother or sister as a kinship carer.
Making long-term foster care a positive permanence option: Messages from 25 years of research
27 April 2023
This webinar was presented by Gillian Schofield and Birgit Larsson. It explored and assessed their research on long-term foster care as a permanence option, including this most recent study. It considered the implications of these research findings for policy and practice and for the future of long-term foster care in the context of the report of the Independent Children’s Social Care Review (2022) and the publication of the Department for Education’s proposed implementation strategy and Children’s Social Care National Framework (2023).