Established reputation

CoramBAAF continues to build on BAAF's long standing credentials as a provider of high quality training services. Social work and health care professionals, lawyers, educationalists, panel members, adopters and foster carers have all attended our courses and workshops.

Our training can help you to:

  • enhance your skills
  • be better informed about key developments and legislative changes 
  • learn about evidence-based research and its implications for practice

We asked CoramBAAF to deliver training on life story work. The training was informative and delivered very clearly. The trainer was very good at grabbing the attendees' attention and getting them to think; and it was interactive and covered a broad range of subjects.

Toni Harkcom, Senior Business Support Officer, Fostering, Bournemouth Borough Council

Wide-ranging expertise

We are the leading multi-disciplinary membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care. We support their carers and adopters, as well as the agencies and professionals who work with them.

We champion best practice and provide high quality, informative and expert services, publications and training events. Our consultants help shape policy and practice, respond to consultations, and are invited to participate in key national forums and government committees.

We are committed to empowering those who work with looked after children so that they can offer the highest standards of care possible to those children and their families. Our training services promote this.

Providing essential training

Our programme of workshops and bespoke training courses are designed to meet the needs of the children's workforce.

Child care workers operate in an environment which is constantly changing. New legislation, policy initiatives, practice guidance and standards require to be understood, learnt and implemented.

Children who come into the care system increasingly have a complexity of needs and backgrounds. The professionals working with these children need to be highly skilled and well informed.

A wider range of permanence options may be considered for a looked after child - from adoption or kinship care to special guardianship or fostering to adopt. Those working with children and families need to understand the child's journey and plan for a spectrum of possible outcomes.

Our training courses and workshops are also developed to meet the needs of children's carers, guardians and adoptive families.

We are constantly developing new courses and training material to address current issues and hot topics.

Who we train

We provide training for:

  • Adoption and fostering panel members and administrators
  • Adoptive parents
  • Adoption social workers
  • Advanced practitioners
  • Agency Decision Makers
  • Child care social workers
  • Children's Guardians
  • Early years practitioners
  • Education, health and legal personnel
  • Family support workers
  • Foster carers
  • Independent Reviewing Officers
  • Social work managers
  • Special Guardians and Connected Persons
  • Supervising social workers

Putting Children First

CoramBAAF implements the Department for Education Putting Children First agenda by ensuring:

  • we are innovative in our training delivery
  • we ensure participants are accountable
  • we consider the implications for practice and the systems in place
  • we consider the leadership and decision making processes within organisations