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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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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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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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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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