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Developing early permanence for children - learning from experience CORAMBAAF SEMINAR

| Leeds

Free members seminar - free entry for full agency CoramBAAF members. This seminar will highlight best practice in this area, and what needs to happen to ensure that early permanence is an option for all children where adoption is being considered. It will also consider some of the challenges in matching children, and provide guidance on managing some of the challenges local authorities and adoption agencies may experience.

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Completing child health assessments

| Leeds

Child health assessments are a key component in considering permanence planning for looked after children. This includes providing reports about the impact of a child's prenatal history. Up to 90% of young children currently being presented to adoption panels have been exposed to drugs and/or alcohol. Agencies are often under pressure to place a young child quickly. Medical advisers struggle with these cases because the child is too young for the full implications of this exposure to be apparent. This workshop is designed to support medical advisers in the dilemmas they face when advising social workers and potential carers in these circumstances.

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Completing adult health assessments

| Leeds

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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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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Making good adoption 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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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.  This workshop may also provide a refresher for those wanting to reflect and build on knowledge skills and best practice in the completion of fostering assessments.

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Non Violent Resistance (NVR) in fostering - CORAMBAAF CONFERENCE

| London

Free members conference - free entry for full agency CoramBAAF members. Non Violent Resistance (NVR) is a systemic family and community-based form of intervention for serious behaviour problems in young people, and is particularly helpful in relation to controlling behaviours that are harmful to the self or others. This conference will introduce delegates to the idea of NVR and explain how it is being used with foster carers in the UK and Belgium, in one-off individual situations and also as part of a wider strategic approach. 

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Undertaking sibling assessments

| London

This two-day workshop will offer a comprehensive approach to undertaking sibling assessments. It will explore who the key contributors to sibling assessments are and how assessors can plan assessments and engage these contributors in the process. Most importantly it will explore how to gain the views of the children, observe sibling interactions and draw conclusions on the quality of sibling relationships as well as focusing on the individual needs of each child and of the sibling group.

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

| Leeds

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

| London

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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