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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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AFKA Legal Conference 2022 – PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Children need the stability, security and certainty achieved by effective permanence; adoption, permanent fostering and kinship care provide this where children cannot live with their parents. It is vital that legislation, policy and practice continue to develop in a way that is child centred. We have already experienced enormous change in these sectors and are likely …

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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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We are now AFKA Scotland!

We are excited to share that as of today, Tuesday, 21 June 2022, we have officially changed our name to the Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption Scotland (AFKA Scotland). AFKA Scotland remains an independent charity that promotes and facilitates evidence-informed best practice in fostering, kinship care and adoption, through advising, training, and influencing practitioners …

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