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CoramBAAF Open Course

Sibling Assessments: Beyond, together or apart

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This open course 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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Using PACE principles in practice

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The PACE parenting approach was developed by Dr Dan Hughes  for parents and carers of children who are adopted or live in foster or kinship care families. PACE stands for Playfullness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy and is an attitude has proved to be helpful for many professionals working in adoption, fostering or kinship care services. 

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Chairing fostering and adoption panels

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This open course 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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Neurodiversity in Adoption and Fostering - half day course

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The aim of this course is for participants to increase their knowledge and develop confidence in discussing some aspects of neurodiversity including Autism, Dyslexia and ADHD. Key questions we will ask on the course are ‘What is neurodiversity?’ and ‘How can we work more effectively with neurodivergent children and young people?’

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Undertaking Child Permanence Reports

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This open course will support social workers to understand the content, purpose and function of the Child Permanence Report (CPR), good practice in its undertaking and how it can be used to provide a full picture of each child’s journey and needs.

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Life Story Work: Enhancing confidence in direct work with children and the creation of good quality Life books

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In 2015 research, conducted jointly between the UK children’s charity Coram and the University of Bristol found great variation in the quality of life story books across England and Wales with many being of poor quality. The same research found that children were largely poorly prepared to explore their histories, adoption professionals and agencies did not seem to prioritise life story books, and that adopters felt poorly prepared in how to use and update life story books with their children.

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