Adoption Managers and Practitioners in Local Authorities and Regional Adoption Agencies.

Why you should attend

This event, part workshop and part training and development, will:

  • Explain the differences between pre and post commencement adoptions, according to the 2005 Post Commencement Adoption Regulations.
  • Enable you to better understand what services your agency needs to provide.
  • Explore what policies, procedures and information need to be in place.
  • Allow you to consider complex case scenarios and explore best practice.
  • Introduce you to others working in this specialist and often isolated area.


£120 per person + 25% discount on guidance documents

You will hear from Julia Feast OBE,Independent Consultant, specialising in the lifelong issues of adoption, care and donor conception and Chris SmithPractice Expert, Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies. Subsequent to the event CVAA and Julia Feast will build on the discussion and feedback from participants in LAs and RAAs to produce Policies, Procedures and Practice Guidance with accompanying documents, tailored specifically to the statutory sector. These will be available to purchase from CVAA.

The legislative framework and regulations for post- commencement adoptions have introduced a completely different framework from pre-commencement adoption (adoptions that took place prior to 30th December 2005). It is crucial that adoption professionals have a good understanding of the changes and the implications these have for their agency and service provision, in order to meet the needs of people affected by adoption.


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 9:30 am. 

Working lunch will be provided on the day.

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


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