CORAMBAAF CONFERENCE. This one-day conference will help social work professionals to think about the lifelong implications of planning for siblings and the support needed for adopters in promoting and supporting sibling relationships. Attendees will hear about updated practice guidance on working with siblings and exploring their relationships; explore practice issues in placing sibling groups together or apart; and examine good practice in recruiting, assessing and supporting carers for sibling placements.Book now
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CORAMBAAF CONFERENCE. This one-day conference will explore the purpose, impact and outcomes of contact with the objective of identifying a way forward and one that becomes embedded in Regional Adoption Agency policy and practice.Book now
This workshop 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.Book now
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.
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.
This two-day workshop will provide practitioners and particularly those who may be new to undertaking adoption assessments with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practice in completing adoption assessments.Book now
CORAMBAAF CONFERENCE This conference provides an opportunity to look at ‘what works for children' with FASD. It aims to bring together people who are actively involved in parenting, caring for, and working with children with FASD to explore how they might best meet the needs of those children in the context of their specific roles.Book now
Child health assessments are a key component in considering permanence planning for looked after children. This includes providing reports about the impact of a child's prenatal history. Up to 90% of young children currently being presented to adoption panels have been exposed to drugs and/or alcohol. Agencies are often under pressure to place a young child quickly. Medical advisers struggle with these cases because the child is too young for the full implications of this exposure to be apparent. This workshop is designed to support medical advisers in the dilemmas they face when advising social workers and potential carers in these circumstances.Book now
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 workshop is designed to support medical advisers in their role. It is particularly suitable for new or inexperienced medical advisers.
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.Book now