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Securing Children’s Futures’ – Good Practice in Permanence Planning and Family Placement

We are delighted to announce dates for our next Postgraduate Course, Securing Children’s Future’s which will commence June 2024. This is a post qualifying course aimed at social workers and managers in children and families’ teams, family placement teams as well as other specialist settings across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector. Applicants will require …

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NEW TRAINING…….SAFER CARING IN FOSTERING

We are delighted to introduce a new “in-house” commissioned training session on Safer Caring in Fostering.
This training session is aimed to help participants 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.

RESEARCH AND PRACTICE WEBINAR

Date:  Wednesday 21 February 2024
Time:  10.00am – 12 noon
Cost:  FREE

AFKA Scotland are hosting a research and practice webinar which will focus on poverty and poverty aware practice.  We are delighted to bring together speakers from across research, policy, and practice to present on their work in this area. Join us for what is sure to be an interesting and thought-provoking event.  You can register your interest now by emailing info@afkascotland.org 

National Forums

To ensure that everyone is aware of the forums run by AFKA Scotland and all upcoming meeting dates, please see the attached flyer

Adoption Week Scotland 2023 – What’s on?

This year’s theme is Listening to and supporting the experience of adoption in Scotland and will look a bit different with a return to a face-to-face event for practitioners and agencies, alongside other online and family events and the opportunity to profile what you agency are doing.  Please contact  info@afkascotland.org with anything you would like …

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BIRTH PARENTS

AFKA Scotland has been approached by Renfrewshire Council to provide some evaluation support during the development of their Birth Connections Project. This project will continue until December 2023. 

NATIONAL ALLOWANCE FOR FOSTER AND KINSHIP CARERS

AFKA is delighted to share the news released by Scottish Government today that the National Allowance for Foster and Kinship Carers has now been agreed. This will ensure that Carers across Scotland will receive the same minimum allowance no matter where they live and we hope for those receiving an increase will make a difference …

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AFKA SCOTLAND IS RECRUITING

AFKA Scotland is currently recruiting for the position of part time Trainer Consultant.  We particularly welcome applications from people with personal as well as professional experience of providing or receiving care. Applications should be submitted no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 22 November 2023.   To find out more about this vacancy, visit our work …

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LEGAL CONFERENCE: FAMILIES IN PERMANENCE – Friday 6 October 2023

Our Conference this year will focus on the importance of families in planning for Permanence; this includes birth or first families, siblings, kinship families, adoptive families and foster families. All of these can provide the support, love and sense of identity which is so important to successful planning for children and that they feel loved, safe and respected.