Adoption

AFKA Legal Conference 2022

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

This post qualifying course is 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 the support of their employer to attend as well as validate their work. It is imperative that sponsoring agencies ensure …

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Evidence Review on Support for Birth Parents

As part of the work AFKA Scotland has been doing on the Supporting Roots project, Ariane Critchley has prepared a review of the evidence on the support offered to birth parents. This Scottish Government commissioned review is intended for use by practitioners, managers, and service providers who are developing the support available to birth parents in …

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SAR Launches Recruitment Video

We are delighted to share the news that Scotland’s Adoption Register (SAR) has officially launched its first recruitment video which can be viewed here:   https://scotlandsadoptionregister.org.uk/ This video is aimed at encouraging adults to come forward to adopt those children who wait longest in Scotland; over the age of four years, sibling groups, children with additional needs/disabilities …

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