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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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Adult health assessments

| London

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 workshop is designed to support medical advisers in their role. It is particularly suitable for new or inexperienced medical advisers.

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The roles & 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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Are we making a difference? Working together to improve outcomes for looked after and adopted children - CoramBAAF Health Group conference

| Birmingham

CoramBAAF's one-day Health Group conference provides an opportunity to reflect on outcomes-based practice. Achieving positive outcomes requires planning, provision of care and commitment from multiple partners / agencies. During this conference we will look at how different parts of the health, legal, education and social care system evaluate outcomes. We will explore how combined efforts and interactions are key in a whole system approach and reflect on the multiple factors that affect outcomes for looked after and adopted children.

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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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An introduction to the Secure Base Model - July 2019

| London

A FREE WORKSHOP FOR CORAMBAAF FULL MEMBER AGENCIES ONLY (LOCAL AUTHORITIES, REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCIES, 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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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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