10 hours CPD


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

Why you should attend

Learning outcomes:

  • To explore best practice in the completion of the Prospective Adopter’s Report (PAR)
  • To practice and develop an integration of critical assessment tools and techniques within adoption assessments and current best practice
  • To explore ways to consider prospective adopters in terms of their capacity to look after children in a safe and responsible way that meets the child’s needs
  • Apply learning in the context of the legal framework
  • To develop critical thinking and reflective practice in the completion of adoption assessments
  • To consider ways of identifying prospective adopter’s competencies and strengths and areas they have or will need to develop


    The two-day training (14 & 15 October 2020) will cover: 

    • Current Adoption Landscape
    • Assessment components and adopter characteristics
    • Practice implications for the two-stage adopters assessment
    • Analysis and intuitive reasoning in assessment: from gut feelings to conscious competence
    • Building relationships
    • Adult attachment
    • Assessing children
    • Analysis and learning
    • Considering discrepancy
    • Hypothesis, critical thinking and reflective practice
    • Assessment tools

    This training is delivered by specialist trainers at CoramBAAF. Please note that seats are limited. 


    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 09:30 am. 

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


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