The open course will help to increase the understanding of the supervisory requirements of supervising social workers, in line with fostering legislation. It will look at roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and young people and how foster carers can be supported and developed in their role.Book now
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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.Book now
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.
This open course will enable adoption and fostering panel administrators to examine related legislation and share best practice though group discussion and practice application.Book now
This open course will be an opportunity to explore personal and professional values and thresholds in respect of assessing connected persons, including tools to assist in assessing the child’s and the Connected Persons’ continued relationship with the birth parents and any possible risks posed to the child and carer and how these can be managed.
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.Book now
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Join our monthly Wellbeing sessions, a place for our members to reflect on and boost their personal wellbeing. They will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, from 12pm to 1pm. These sessions will be led by therapeutic social worker Hedwig Verhagen. This month's session will focus on 'Staying Connected in a Hybrid World'.
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.Book now
Based on the very latest guidance and research, this workshop will explore the issues and dilemmas faced by decision makers in adoption and fostering agencies and provide useful templates for self-audit and future decision making.
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Join us at our key online event as we explore The Power of Relationships. Members will have the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers and guest panellists, to explore and debate the key issues facing family placement services and its workforce, and to discuss how we can work together to shape policy and practice. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Judith Denton, author and CEO of The Transformed You. Judith will explore her own journey through the care system, and discuss what helps improve the outcomes and life chances for children and young people in care and care leavers.