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Therapeutic interventions: making the right choices

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This half day course is aimed at professionals who work with children and families who may benefit from a therapeutic intervention and would like to increase their understanding of different therapeutic approaches. Foster carers, kinship carers and adoptive parents who are considering different options for therapeutic support may also benefit from this training.

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Learning from Research: Attachment theory - new developments and perspectives

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FREE FOR MEMBERS
Attachment is among the core theories for social work with children and families. Yet there remain considerable debates about what practitioners need to know about attachment, in part because outdated ideas about attachment still hold considerable power. In this webinar, we draw on a consultation with the international attachment research community to propose an updating of the curriculum, incorporating the key consensus findings of contemporary research. Our speakers are Prof. Robbie Duschinsky and Dr. Sarah Foster

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Managing allegations and monitoring standards of care in foster care

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Foster carers are susceptible to allegations and/or complaints which will impact on the whole fostering household and their future as care givers. How should we as a profession respond to these situations in a sensitive, timely manner, whilst giving due regard to the safeguarding of children as well as the needs of carers and their household? This open course will address the process for distinguishing standards of care concerns from allegations or complaints, with opportunities to share good practice in recruiting, reviewing and supporting foster carers.

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CoramBAAF in-person conference

Post-adoption support conference: Contemporary insights into adoption support

| London

IN-PERSON EVENT
We are delighted to announce our post-adoption support conference on 11 March 2024 at the Coram Campus. This conference is an opportunity for all professionals working within adoption to share practice, listen to contemporary research, and discuss the pathways toward a better future for all adopted children and their families.

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Child health assessments

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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.

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CoramBAAF Webinar

EDI Exploring Expertise: LGBTQ+ young people and their social care needs

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FREE FOR MEMBERS
This session will outline recent findings that outline the particular and significant needs for LGBTQ+ people when linked to social care. It will also discuss the LGBTQ+ Young People in Social Care (LYPSA) practice briefing that provides a model for explaining their challenges as well as recommendations for improving practice. Presenters Dr Jason Schaub, Dr Willem Stander and a young advisor from the research project Omar Mohamed.

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Fostering assessments (Form F) – best practices - two day course

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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 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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Adult health assessments

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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.

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CoramBAAF Webinar

Social Work Week: Social Work England, renewals and continuing professional development

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FREE FOR MEMBERS
Continuing professional development is the heart of our growth as social workers and while we are always learning on-the-job, there is a need to provide evidence and reflection on our learning to Social Work England to maintain our Social Work registration. This session will discuss the importance of social work continuing professional development, what is required by Social Work England and some examples of continuing professional development and peer reflection.

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CoramBAAF Webinar

Learning from Research: The adultification of Black girls in state care

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FREE FOR MEMBERS
The issue of the adultification of Black girls in England has received more attention in recent years with the high-profile case of Child Q who was strip-searched by police officers in her school in London. This session covers Sylvia Ikomi's PHD research into the adultification of Black girls in state care and her Churchill Fellowship interviews and focus groups with experts on the topic, as well as professionals, that have observed the dynamics of this issue within their own work in the social care sector.

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