Workshop

Supporting Foster Carers and Kinship Carers at Children’s Hearings

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

Children’s Hearings are often a tense and confusing experience for carers and the children in their care. It is a formal legal forum where difficult family issues are discussed, and birth parents will be present. Foster carers and kinship carers need support in understanding the procedures, what their role and rights are, putting forward their views and helping the young people deal with their reactions to the Hearing.

£95.00

Supervising Social Worker in Fostering: Role, Functions and Skills

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

The role of the supervising social worker is a complex one, with many different elements including managerial, supervisory, educative and support functions.   This training provides supervising social workers with the opportunity to consider how the role has evolved, the various strands of their work with foster carers and how to supervise, support and challenge foster carers in supervision.

£95.00

Legal Routes to Permanence

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

Achieving felt and legal permanence without drift or delay is one of the practitioner’s primary considerations when working with families. The individual needs of each child and their unique family circumstances demand that planning for permanence is tailored to achieve the best outcome for the child. Understanding the permanence options, the legal context of these and the impact on families will support practitioners and solicitors in deciding which route to permanence is the most appropriate.

£95.00

Safer Caring in Fostering

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

AFKA Scotland is delighted to offer 2 workshops on the topic of Safer Caring in Fostering, facilitated by Paul Adams, an independent trainer consultant who specialises in fostering (www.pauladamsfostering.uk).  Paul has over 30 years’ experience as a social worker in various roles, including over a decade as Fostering Development Consultant with BAAF/CoramBAAF.

£100.00

Safer Caring in Fostering

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

AFKA Scotland is delighted to offer 2 workshops on the topic of Safer Caring in Fostering, facilitated by Paul Adams, an independent trainer consultant who specialises in fostering (www.pauladamsfostering.uk).  Paul has over 30 years’ experience as a social worker in various roles, including over a decade as Fostering Development Consultant with BAAF/CoramBAAF.

£100.00

Assessing Kinship Carers

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

The assessment of family members and known adults as kinship carers for a child or young person unable to live with their birth family is one of the most complex that a worker can undertake. It is only through the completion of full and robust assessments that decisions can be made in the child’s best interests.

This workshop will look at good practice in the assessment of kinship carers and how this differs from the assessment of other types of family-based carers. Issues of power and partnership as well as risk assessment will also be considered.

£95.00

Whose Minute is it anyway? Minute taking for those involved in adoption and fostering panels

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

The role of the minute taker in adoption and fostering panels is a crucial one.  Adoption and fostering panels are underpinned by specific legal and regulatory requirements. Therefore, minute takers need to have a sufficient understanding of these requirements in order to produce a minute that is relevant, clear and appropriate.

£95.00

Presenting at Adoption and Fostering Panels

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

The role of assessing prospective adopters and foster carers is a skilled one requiring an extensive knowledge and understanding of what children and young people need as outlined by The Promise. Conducting foster carer reviews is equally as important. The interface between the assessing and supervising social worker and adoption and fostering panels can be both complex as well as interesting. This workshop will explore this key aspect of family placement work.

The Role of the Kinship Care Worker

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

The role of the kinship worker has continued to develop as more children are placed with family members. This role is both complex and challenging given the unique circumstances of kinship families and the legal, financial, practical, and emotional challenges they face. This workshop provides workers with an opportunity to learn about the development of kinship care, including legislative and policy context, review their role and responsibilities in relation to kinship carers and to consider the development of best practice which includes ways of supporting kinship carers, developing their knowledge and skills as well as managing risk.

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