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

| Birmingham

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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Making good fostering assessments - two day workshop

| Leeds

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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Chairing meetings with confidence

| London

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.

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

| London

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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Training the trainers: Preparing to adopt - two day workshop

| London CoramBAAF Campus

This workshop will enable participants to build their knowledge about the creation of an effective learning environment and develop and refresh the essential training skills necessary to devise, deliver and evaluate adoption preparation courses.

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Child health assessments

| Birmingham

Child health assessments are a key component in permanence planning for looked after children. This includes providing reports about the impact of a child's prenatal history, past, current and future health. Medical Advisers need to be aware of the relevant legislation, statutory guidance and competencies framework. They are required to interpret information and present this in an informative and considered format for social care colleagues, panels and potential carers. This workshop will consider the Medical Adviser's role in adoption relating to children.

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Adult health assessments

| Birmingham

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.

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An introduction to the Secure Base Model - November 2019

| Exeter

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.
The Secure Base Model devised by Gillian Schofield and Mary Beek (UEA) focuses on the interactions that occur between caregivers and children, through the provision of a positive framework for therapeutic caregiving, which helps infants, children and young people to move towards greater security and builds resilience.

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