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

| London

This workshop 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 workshop is intended to share issues, dilemmas and best practice.

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CANCELLED - Making good fostering assessments - two day workshop

| London

This two-day workshop 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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Developing quality assurance in fostering & adoption assessments

| London

Delivering a quality service requires a systematic and disciplined approach. Ongoing and periodic assessments require comprehensive monitoring processes and procedures. These in turn provide assurance that the processes in place are working effectively to measure outcomes for children and young people and meet legislative requirements. This workshop considers participants' roles and responsibilities in quality assurance and how the desired outcomes and requirements may be achieved.

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Learning from the law: adoption and fostering

| Bristol

A FREE LEGAL MASTERCLASS FOR CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY. Cases that have been heard by the Court of Appeal and by the High Court (Family Division) provide valuable learning for social work and other child care professionals. There are few opportunities to hear about case law or to discuss the issues raised with colleagues and specialist lawyers. This seminar closes that gap.

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

| Leeds

This workshop will enable panel advisors to examine their 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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Teenagers in foster care – fake news, new research, innovation

| London

Looking after teenagers in care is one of the most challenging aspects of foster care. The UK has a proud history of finding foster families for teenagers, but the increase in the number of children in care in the 10-16 age group, their complex needs, frequent placement moves, and difficulties in recruiting foster carers have led some to question whether the benefits of fostering for teenagers has been overemphasised. This conference will provide a forum to explore these issues.

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Child health assessments

| London

Child health assessments are a key component in permanence planning for looked after children. This includes providing reports about the impact of a child's prenatal history, past, current and future health. 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 workshop will consider the Medical Adviser's role in adoption relating to children.

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