3.5 hours CPD 


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


"The presenters had such a professional but easy way of sharing both knowledge and experience together. I enjoyed every minute of this well run, informative and interactive, valuable training. Thank you!"
- Attendee, March 2021

Group work for young people who are adopted can have an immediate and long lasting impact on not only children and their families lives, but also enrich your organisation as a whole.

By utilizing service users lived experience, organisations can be enabled to develop a better understanding of the life long impact of adoption, what’s needed and when. Learning from the lived experience influences every part of how an agency connects with the adoption triangle.

Scottish Adoption has been running young people’s groups for over 12 years. Within this time, the influence of the impact of these young people’s groups on the practice and structure of the agency cannot be underestimated.

As part of our commitment to #keepthepromise we would like to share our knowledge base on setting up and establishing a young people’s adoption group work programme. This training session will explore the benefits of this work, give you the practical skills to start a group and explore barriers.

This webinar will be facilitated by Melanie Thomson, Scottish Adoption Children’s Worker and Julie Connaway, Practice Manager and our Adoption Ambassadors.

Learning outcomes

  • The ideal strategy to support teenagers and their families
  • To identify the skills needed by workers to build successful relationships between teenagers and their families
  • Understanding there are no quick fixes to working with young people – it is a long term time commitment on behalf of the worker/team


    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 3 days 10 hours 35 mins 37 secs

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