4 hours CPD


Practitioners and managers with responsibility for assessing and preparing prospective adopters 

Why you should attend

  • This training will help you to set the task of assessment and preparation within the context of the wider landscape: who are the children for whom we most need to find adoptive families; who are the individuals who are expressing an interest in becoming an adoptive parent? How can we best identify and prepare the range of adopters we need, and how best equip them to parent the children waiting.
  • You will have an opportunity to learn what Adoption Matters is 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: whether you are new to adoption or have been undertaking assessments for many years, this is a chance to share best practice and glean new ideas.


The aim of this course is to explore models of assessment which promote the placement of children who wait longer. The objectives include:

  • Addressing the relevant issues for practitioners
  • Considering the use of an early alert assessment tool
  • Understanding a model of bespoke family finding
  • Addressing the needs of the children in the prospective adoptive family
  • Providing practical strategies to facilitate a robust assessment 


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

Arrive for registration at 10:30 am. 

To keep costs low CVAA ask you to please bring along your own lunch.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact our Practice Manager Petra Jodlova.


The event starts in 70 days 21 hours 25 mins 38 secs

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