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.
This workshop is a must for any worker faced with an upcoming Hearing or charged with writing a report for Court for permanence applications or kinship care orders. Aimed at the social worker new to children and family teams and in permanence or kinship teams, and for more experienced practitioners looking to sharpen their practice.
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.