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Making good fostering assessments - two day workshop

| Exeter

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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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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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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Similar but different - responding to the health needs of unique children - CoramBAAF Health Group conference

| Birmingham

This conference will reflect the rich, varied, confusing and demanding world of working with the unique children that are in care or have been adopted. It will integrate themes from policy, practice and research.

The process of health assessment and health planning requires practitioners to consider many different components: the child's health history; their in utero and early experiences; family history; their development; and lifestyle factors. Key topics covered will include: substance misuse in pregnancy; genetics; gender identity; communication needs; mental health; and wellbeing.

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An introduction to the Secure Base Model

| Newcastle

A FREE WORKSHOP FOR CORAMBAAF FULL MEMBER AGENCIES ONLY (LOCAL AUTHORITIES, VOLUNTARY ADOPTION AGENCIES AND INDEPENDENT FOSTERING PROVIDERS) IN ENGLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND AND IRELAND.
The Secure Base Model devised by Gillian Schofield and Mary Beek (UEA) focuses on the interactions that occur between caregivers and children, through the provision of a positive framework for therapeutic caregiving, which helps infants, children and young people to move towards greater security and builds resilience.

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The roles and responsibilities of supervising social workers in supporting foster carers

| Leeds

Supervising social workers have a specific role in supporting and monitoring the health and well-being of the carers they are working with alongside the assessment of risk and safeguarding of children placed with them. This workshop provides those supporting foster carers with the opportunity to consider the assessment of foster carers and the support they provide to them within this context as well as the implications for themselves as caring practitioners.

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Making good adoption assessments - two day workshop

| London

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

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

| Birmingham

The role of the panel administrator is a multidimensional one. The efficient administration of panels, including the provision of clear and accurate minutes, is a skilled and complex task that is essential to the smooth and effective operation of panels. This workshop will enable adoption and fostering panel administrators to examine related legislation and share best practice though group discussion and practice application.

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