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Promoting the identity of children and young people in care

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This open course is for social workers, foster carers and others who help and support children and young people to understand their heritage and develop their personal, social and cultural identity. It looks at how trauma can impact the child’s view of themselves and how to encourage and at how to support the child to develop resilience.

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Black Lives Matter – what does this mean for fostering and adoption? - two-day open course

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More than ever, people are seeing and questioning the treatment of black people in society, not only in the US but in this country also. As the conversation develops, we all begin to reflect on what we do in our everyday lives and specifically the workplace that continue to negatively impact on the lives of black people. This two-day course is an opportunity to consider how these issues impact fostering and adoption.

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Child health assessments

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Child health assessments are a key component in permanence planning for looked after children. Medical Advisers need to be aware of the relevant legislation, statutory guidance and competencies framework. They are required to interpret information and present this in an informative and considered format for social care colleagues, panels and potential carers. This course will consider the Medical Adviser's role in adoption relating to children.

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Adult Health Assessments

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Analysing adult health assessments is a key element of assessing adopters and foster carers. This includes providing reports and evidence-based comments so that panels can reach appropriate decisions. This course is designed to support medical advisers in their role. It is particularly suitable for new or inexperienced medical advisers.

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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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Managing Placement Breakdown and Learning from Disruptions

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This open course is a chance to consider ways in which positive interventions can address the diverse needs of children, young people and their families and think about how support services can respond to the needs of children and their adopters when placements are in difficulty. It will also identify the key factors shown by research to contribute to adoption disruptions and look at how to support all parties when a permanent placement must end.

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Permanence Planning

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This open course will consider the importance of early intervention and planning for Looked After Children and to understand the routes to permanence for all children and the options available. It will include the legislative framework, pre-proceedings and court timescales and messages from research.

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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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