Intercountry Adoption – Community of Practice

AFKA Scotland has introduced an online Intercountry Adoption Community of Practice Forum which will be of particular interest to social workers practising in family placement. This will provide practitioners with an opportunity to share their experiences, knowledge and develop good practice in this area. This forum will meet 3 times per year.

Legal Adoption & Fostering

The Legal Adoption & Fostering Forum (LAFF) brings solicitors and advocates together to discuss legal developments in adoption and fostering. They and others involved in decision making bring to the table their own experiences, insight and questions with a view to achieving informed and consistent best practice. An annual legal conference is arranged through this …

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The Research Forum brings together researchers working on studies related to family placement, social work practices and improving the lives of children, young people and families throughout Scotland. The forum enables researchers to share information about their work and broader research developments, with the aim of promoting links between research teams and enhancing our collective knowledge …

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Medical Advisers

The Medical Advisers’ Forum offers support and advice to medical advisers in respect of the complex medical, legal and social work practice issues involved in their work and provides access to information on current research and practice developments. It also offers the invaluable opportunity to share practice wisdom with colleagues from across the country in …

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Chairs’ Development

The Chairs’ Development Forum is co-ordinated by AFKA Scotland on behalf of members who chair adoption and fostering panels. Panel advisers are also invited to join once or twice a year. Members have the opportunity to hear about new developments which directly and indirectly affect and influence their work on panels. The forum has independent …

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Family Placement

The Family Placement Forum is attended by adoption and fostering practitioners and managers from local authorities, voluntary adoption agencies and independent fostering providers across Scotland, offering the opportunity to hear about recent developments in family placement covering social work, the law, research and health. The forum regularly hosts speakers and encourages the exploration of dilemmas …

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