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Supporting the mental health of looked after and adopted children

| London

DISCOUNTED RATE AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS – BOOK 1 PLACE AND GET SUBSEQUENT PLACES FOR HALF PRICE! 
This conference will examine the factors that contribute to the mental health challenges that looked after and adopted children face. Delegates will explore a model of support that enables social workers, carers, adoptive parents and health professionals to make the most of their knowledge and skills - working together. All delegates will receive a free copy of the Good Practice Guide on Supporting the mental health of looked after and adopted children.

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

| London

Effective adoption and fostering panels are crucial to the delivery of a good adoption and fostering service, and the provision of services for looked after children. The role of the panel administrator is a multidimensional one. This workshop will enable adoption and fostering panel administrators to examine related legislation and share best practice though group discussion and practice application.

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

| London

Panel advisors have a complex role in managing the relationship between the agency and the panel, quality assuring and feeding back to all involved in panel work. This workshop will enable panel advisors to examine this 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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An introduction to the Secure Base Model

| Leeds

FREE WORKSHOP FOR CORAMBAAF FULL MEMBER AGENCIES ONLY (LOCAL AUTHORITIES, 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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Effective panels: An introduction to the functions and operations of fostering and adoption panels (England)

| London

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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Developing quality assurance in fostering & adoption assessments

| London

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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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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