3.5 hours CPD


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


    CVAA invites you to this practice sharing webinar designed for adoption practitioners and managers from VAAs, RAAs and Local Authorities to help you explore with peers the key themes and challenges in working with birth relatives. The event will be held online where St Francis' Children's Society will be presenting on their approach.

    Supporting birth relatives at a time of significant loss is challenging. This practice webinar will look at:

    • When to engage birth relatives;
    • 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 St Francis' Children's Society 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: whether you are new to adoption or have been undertaking assessments for many years, this is a chance to 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.

    If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact us on [email protected]

    CVAA accept online payments only. In case you do not have instant access to your company card, we suggest using your personal card instead to book a training event and claim it back with your agency in your expenses. Requesting an invoice to pay for our standard practice events is not possible.

    The event starts in 31 days 15 hours 28 mins 43 secs

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