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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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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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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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Effective panels: An introduction to the functions and operations of fostering and adoption panels (England)

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This workshop aims to give new and recently appointed fostering and adoption panel members  an opportunity  to  develop their role as effective panel members and to consider the tasks and responsibilities involved. This will be within the context of the current legislative framework and emerging messages from research. Fostering and adoption/permanency panel work is challenging to all concerned in the process. This workshop is intended to share issues, dilemmas and best practice.

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An Introduction to the Secure Base Model

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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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