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New film marks the launch event of an agenda for change in Special Guardianship
Monday 15th March will see the launch of a new film and an agenda-setting webinar to bring together sector leaders to focus on special guardianship.Read more
CoramBAAF endorses submission to ‘Children in poverty: Measurement and targets’ inquiry
The Kinship Care Alliance has made its submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry ‘Children in poverty: Measurement and targets’.Read more
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An Introduction to the Secure Base Model
13 Apr 2021 | ONLINE
This open course 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.
Child Permanence Reports
19 Apr 2021 | ONLINE
This open course will support social workers to understand the content, purpose and function of the Child Permanence Report (CPR), good practice in its undertaking and how it can be used to provide a full picture of each child’s journey and needs.
A later life letter is one written by a social worker to a child who is being adopted, to help the child make sense of their past, but it is intended to be read later in the child’s life - a difficult and delicate task even for experienced workers. This Good Practice Guide focuses on the practicalities of writing a later life letter.Read more
This innovative guide demystifies the law by explaining its application to children’s rights, children’s possible routes through care, and the legal stages of Children Act proceedings, Written in a clear and simple manner, it sets out what practitioners should do to achieve the best outcomes for children while fulfilling what the law requires.Read more
Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: Learning from case reviews 2007–2019
This good practice guide is based on a UK-wide study of 52 case reviews concerning 98 children who had died or experienced serious harm while living with foster carers, adopters or special guardians. The study spans a 12-year period and is the first to focus exclusively on reviews of cases of children in alternative family care. Consequently, it shines a spotlight on those issues that are particular to these children – the selection and assessment of their carers; the support both children and carers receive; and the supervision and management of such arrangements.Read more
Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: A guide to reflective practice
This companion guide draws upon information in the associated Good Practice Guide, 'Safeguarding Children living with Foster Carers, Adopters and Special Guardians: Learning from case reviews 2007–2019' which details the results of a UK-wide study of 52 case reviews concerning 98 children who had died or experienced serious harm while living with foster carers, adopters or special guardians.Read more
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