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

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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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Chairing meetings with confidence

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This workshop 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.

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Black Lives Matter – what does this mean for fostering and adoption?

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More than ever, people are starting to see and question 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 course is an opportunity to consider how these issues impact fostering and adoption.

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An Introduction to the Secure Base Model

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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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A New Decade, Challenges and Opportunities - CoramBAAF Health Group Conference

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It is 40 years since the formation of BAAF, and in fact the CoramBAAF Health Group (in various forms) has been in existence longer, since 1964. The health conference has always sought to bring practitioners together to discuss emerging developments in practice, share new information and highlight innovation. This year we will need to come together and share online.

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Making good fostering assessments

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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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