3 hours CPD

For

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


Details

      Note: The national recruitment campaign which will hopefully launch later this year will also include a particular focus on sibling placements. This training is therefore particularly relevant to all agencies. 

      In this workshop you will have an opportunity to consider how we can attract potential adopters for siblings and how we inspire confidence in those who may be initially overawed by the possibility of parenting more than one child…all at once!

      As practitioners, what are the qualities and experiences we want adopters of siblings to be able to demonstrate, or cultivate.

      Do we tailor some of our preparation and training accordingly and if so in what ways?

      Are our Adoption Panels confident generally in approving adopters for siblings or is there a tendency to be risk averse?

      When it comes to matching, how confident and clear are we in evidencing the additional emotional, practical, financial support which our adopters may require in order to parent a sibling group?

      What specific resources do we provide in terms of adoption support; what challenges do contact issues raise for sibling placements. What do we know about outcomes for children placed with siblings

      You will have an opportunity to learn what Adoption Focus 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.


      Instructions

      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 our Practice Manager Petra Jodlova.

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