4 hours CPD


Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies and Local Authorities) and Independent Professionals.


      Note: The national recruitment campaign includes a particular focus on placements of children from Black And Minority Ethnic Backgrounds. This practice webinar is therefore particularly relevant to all agencies. 

      The latest ASGLB figures on ethnicity provide clear evidence of the disparity between waiting times for BAME children and adopters and their white counterparts. For some groups this is particularly stark, with Asian Pakistani adopters waiting a full 9 months longer for a match than white adopters and 51% of BAME children waiting over 18 months for a placement.

      In this webinar we shall be exploring how we support our prospective adopters when they wish to consider BAME placements. As an Agency, this starts from the beginning, at the point of referral right through to supporting the placement itself. Key areas that will be discussed will include:

      • How we assess our prospective adopters’ matching criteria when considering BAME children
      • How we prepare our prospective adopters’ for considering a BAME placement
      • How we acknowledge and consider the needs of BAME children from the prospective adopters’ assessment right through to placement
      • The Agency’s support package for our families

      You will have an opportunity to learn what Action for Children are doing in terms of a specific aspect of this work, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to identify the situations you find most challenging and work in smaller groups to consider various solutions.

      You will be able to network with practitioners from other agencies, share best practice and glean new ideas.


      A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

      If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact us at [email protected] 

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      The event starts in 12 days 12 hours 43 mins 58 secs

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