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An Introduction to the Secure Base Model

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A FREE WORKSHOP FOR CORAMBAAF FULL MEMBER AGENCIES ONLY (LOCAL AUTHORITIES, REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCIES, VOLUNTARY ADOPTION AGENCIES AND INDEPENDENT FOSTERING PROVIDERS) IN ENGLAND, WALES, NORTHERN IRELAND AND IRELAND - ONE ALLOCATED PLACE PER AGENCY (MAXIMUM 20 AVAILABLE PLACES), ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. This workshop provides an introduction to the Secure Base Model framework and specific related tools which enable practitioners to assess prospective foster carers’ and adopters’ parenting capacities and on-going support needs.

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Undertaking connected persons assessments

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This course will familiarise social workers with the legal framework, process and forms required in assessing Connected Persons (family and friends) as potential foster carers. It will consider the intricate complexities and dilemmas that Connected Persons placements can involve and how these placements can best be supported.

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The roles & responsibilities of supervising social workers in supporting foster carers

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Supervising social workers have a specific role in supporting and monitoring the health and well-being of the carers they are working with alongside the assessment of risk and safeguarding of children placed with them. This workshop provides those supporting foster carers with the opportunity to consider the assessment of foster carers and the support they provide to them within this context as well as the implications for themselves as caring practitioners.

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

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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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Developing Quality Assurance in Fostering & Adoption Assessments

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Delivering a quality service requires a systematic and disciplined approach. Ongoing and periodic assessments require comprehensive monitoring processes and procedures. These in turn provide assurance that the processes in place are working effectively to measure outcomes for children and young people and meet legislative requirements. This workshop considers participants' roles and responsibilities in quality assurance and how the desired outcomes and requirements may be achieved.

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Learning from the law: adoption and fostering

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A FREE LEGAL MASTERCLASS FOR CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY. Cases that have been heard by the Court of Appeal and by the High Court (Family Division) provide valuable learning for social work and other child care professionals. There are few opportunities to hear about case law or to discuss the issues raised with colleagues and specialist lawyers. This seminar closes that gap.

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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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Making good fostering assessments

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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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