4 hours CPD


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

Why you should attend

Part training and part workshop is designed by CVAA and Barnardo's CAFIS service to help you explore with peers the key themes and challenges involved in working with birth families. 


Supporting birth relatives at a time of significant loss is challenging. The training will look at:

  • When to engage birth parents;
  • Engaging birth fathers;
  • Practical exercises that have been especially positive for engaging BPs
  • How birth family support groups can have a positive impact on their wellbeing;
  • How supporting birth parents can support the adoptive/SGO placement

You will have an opportunity to learn what Barnardo's 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.


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. 

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


Booking for this event has now closed.