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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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Exploring Expertise: Bright Spots Programme

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FREE FOR MEMBERS
The Bright Spots Programme, supports local authorities to systematically listen to their children in care and care leavers, about the things that are important to them. The session will be delivered by Dr Claire Barker, Coram Voice.

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CoramBAAF Open Course

Making Good Fostering Assessments - two day open 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.

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CoramBAAF Open Course

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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CoramBAAF Open Course

Effective supervision and reflective practice for Supervising Social Workers

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This course explores how good quality, challenging supervision can contribute to a high quality of care provided by foster and kinship carers and to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. We will explore the at times conflicting role of the supervising social worker, who needs to balance providing support with the need to at times have difficult conversations too.

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CoramBAAF Open Course

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

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Panel advisors have a complex role in managing the relationship between the agency and the panel, quality assuring and feeding back to all involved in panel work. This open course will enable panel advisors to examine this 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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CoramBAAF Open Course

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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Supervising Social Workers: Their roles and responsibilities

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The open course will help to increase the understanding of the supervisory requirements of supervising social workers, in line with fostering legislation. It will look at roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and young people and how foster carers can be supported and developed in their role.

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