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Summary of our Legal Conference 2022

It was with much excitement that our staff, members and guests took part in the first in-person Legal Conference since 2019 at the Landmark Hotel, Dundee last month. From the buzz in the room and the noise levels, it was clear that “virtual meetings” are virtually successful but face-to-face conferences have a very particular energy …

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Supporting the Workforce: Learning for Newly Qualified Social Workers

Block of 6 sessions, run fortnightly from 9.00am–11.30am – participants should attend each session. AFKA Scotland has developed a new model of online training to support newly qualified social workers and those newer to Children and Families social work to evidence learning in their supported year and to develop their knowledge of Social Work Practice …

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Can you help CELCIS research the use of s25 in Scotland?

Are you a social worker or social work manager in Scotland? We’d like to listen to your experiences of voluntary care arrangements, and invite you to tell children, young people and parents who may be interested in taking part too: celcis.org/vca pic.twitter.com/isX02Gx2Cv CELCIS https://twitter.com/celcistwee…

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – TREASURER VACANCY

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 16 December 2022 The Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland is seeking to appoint a Treasurer for its Board of Trustees.  The Board meets at 5.30pm one evening every second month and the Treasurer also meets with the finance subgroup between meetings. The Board consists of eight Trustees drawn from …

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AWS 2022 – ADOPTION: THE CONNECTION WITH PAST, PESENT AND FUTURE FAMILY

AFKA Scotland is excited to again host AWS starting 14 November 2022 in collaboration with Adoption UK and with the support of Scotland’s Adoption Register. All planned events and are now available for booking – to secure your place, book an event AWS 2022 programme CoramBAAF has a variety of books to help support agencies …

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NEW LEARNING SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Essential Skills for Children and Families Social Workers As we get back to our core practice after COVID, there are many newer social workers who could benefit from brief learning sessions on the essential areas of children and families’ social work practice.  We are offering a block of 6 sessions, run fortnightly and participants should …

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Partner Awareness Session

AFKA in collaboration with Adoption UK will host Adoption Week Scotland starting 14 November 2022 with the support of Scotland’s Adoption Register. Our theme this year is still to be confirmed but will be around connection with family past, present and future.  Adoption in Scotland We are holding a Partner Awareness Session on Tuesday 27th …

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THE STAYING CONNECTED PROJECT

This 12-month Project is funded through The Promise and will support practice development in Transitions to Permanence and ensure children and young people maintain the relationships that are important to them during transitions and beyond. The Staying Connected Project Co-ordinator, Carol Laird joined AFKA Scotland in July 2022 on a secondment basis from a local …

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ADOPTION EXCHANGE DAY – SEPTEMBER 2022

The next Adoption Exchange Day is set for Thursday 22nd September and will take place at Albert Halls, Stirling. Emails have been sent out to all adoption agencies across Scotland with the referral forms attached which must be returned no later than 15th September. If you are a prospective adopter and you are interested in …

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RELATIVE MATTERS: COURSE 3

We are now currently accepting applications for our third Relative Matters course, staring in October 2022, which offers practitioners a unique opportunity to develop their knowledge and practice in the area of kinship care. Aimed at social workers and managers working in children and families, kinship care and family placement settings, the course follows the …

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