Workshop

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.

Safer Caring in Fostering

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

This workshop will help participants to realise The Promise’s ambition that children stay where they feel loved and safe and receive the support they need to thrive. A robust safer caring approach can ensure children and young people’s needs remain central to providing a safe and loving home. AFKA Scotland are delighted to have secured the rights to deliver training on a new updated approach to safer caring.

An Introduction to Assessing Foster Carers and Adopters

Event Category:
Microsoft Teams

This workshop will provide practitioners who may be new to undertaking family placement assessments with the opportunity to increase their confidence in assessing applicants who wish to become foster carers or adopters. It will support the development of knowledge and best practice in the assessment process as well as consider tools that can support making good assessments.

£95.00
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