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Sibling assessments: beyond, together, apart

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This open course will offer a comprehensive approach to undertaking sibling assessments. It will explore who the key contributors to sibling assessments are and how assessors can plan assessments and engage these contributors in the process. Most importantly it will explore how to gain the views of the children, observe sibling interactions and draw conclusions on the quality of sibling relationships as well as focusing on the individual needs of each child and of the sibling group.

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Exploring Expertise:the impact of neglect and abuse on developing sensorimotor systems- An Introduction to the BUSS Model

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FREE FOR MEMBERS
This session will be presented by Sarah and parent mentors from the BUSS team. Sarah Lloyd is a Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist, Play Therapist and Author of the BUSS Model – BUSS - Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems in children who have experienced developmental trauma. Sarah has published two books: Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children (2016) and Building Sensorimotor Systems in Children with Developmental Trauma (2020).

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Objects and their stories

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This course will demonstrate how objects can evoke, release and relieve emotions, how objects can become a safe home for these feelings, and how a focus on objects can free the imagination and promote creative practices and relationships. 

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Panel advisors: Their role and responsibilities for fostering and permanency panels

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Panel advisors have a complex role in managing the relationship between the agency and the panel, quality assuring and feeding back to all involved in panel work. This open course will enable panel advisors to examine this role in detail and build on effective practice as they carry out their role and responsibilities including: quality assurance; inducting new panel members; contributing to the appraisals of panel members; feeding back issues to the agency and working with the agency decision maker.

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Making Good Fostering Assessments - two-day open course

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This two-day open course will provide practitioners and particularly those who may be new to undertaking, quality assuring or considering fostering assessments with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practice in completing fostering assessments.

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Effective panels: An introduction to the functions and operations of fostering and adoption panels (England)

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This open course aims to give new and recently appointed fostering and adoption panel members  an opportunity  to  develop their role as effective panel members and to consider the tasks and responsibilities involved. This will be within the context of the current legislative framework and emerging messages from research. Fostering and adoption/permanency panel work is challenging to all concerned in the process. This course is intended to share issues, dilemmas and best practice.

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Making Good Adoption Assessments (two-day open course)

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This two-day open course will provide practitioners and particularly those who may be new to undertaking, quality assuring or considering adoption assessments with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practice in completing adoption assessments.

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Chairing fostering and adoption panels

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This open course will explore general planning for and facilitation of panels and complex meetings in the children’s sector. It will explore time management and group facilitation whilst holding the child at the centre of thinking, recommendations and decision making. It will enable Chairs of meetings to consider good practice and approaches to effectively managing the flow of information, summarising and the formation of key action plans.

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