It has now been a year since legislation changed and we began to examine our practice in relation to Brothers and Sisters remaining together and connected. This workshop will explore the legislation one year on, how we have adapted and offer an opportunity to explore evidence informed best practice in assessing and making together and apart decisions.
Adoption and fostering panels are underpinned by specific legal and regulatory requirements. This workshop helps minute takers to develop a sufficient understanding of these requirements in order to produce a minute that is relevant, clear and appropriate.
A well-written report can accelerate the progress of a child’s plan through Children’s Hearings and Court. The quality of the social work report is the single biggest factor in determining the outcome of a Hearing or Court decision. Learn about common pitfalls, complaints from decision makers and poor habits that can obstruct social work planning in moving forward.
This workshop will help new panel members develop both an understanding of the role of the panel as well as giving them the opportunity to consider their contribution to this process. This workshop will reflect the updated Effective Adoption and Fostering Panels in Scotland good practice guide.