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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.  This workshop may also provide a refresher for those wanting to reflect and build on knowledge skills and best practice in the completion of fostering assessments.

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Training the trainer

| London CoramBAAF Campus

This two-day 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 fostering courses.

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Beyond Together or Apart – brothers and sisters are for life ONE DAY CONFERENCE

| Leeds

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.

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Chairing meetings with confidence

| Leeds

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

| Leeds

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

| Birmingham

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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Making good adoption assessments - two day workshop

| Leeds

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.

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Child health assessments

| London

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.

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Adult health assessments

| London

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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