4 hours CPD


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

"Excellent content - right combination of research, practice experience and personal information. The activities in the breakout rooms enabled good sharing of knowledge between participants. I thought this was really high quality training."
- Attendee, December 2020

"[I liked..] the personal touch of Jan sharing details of her own experiences with adoption and including her birth children in the training. It is so beneficial to have first hand experience and I found I engaged more, knowing it was a personal journey."
- Attendee, December 2020


    Families who parent birth and adopted children can face particular challenges in seeking to balance the needs of the children. The views and feelings of birth child within these blended families is rarely heard and yet if an adoptive placement is to be successful it is key that professionals consider all members of the family and assist adoptive parents in considering some of the adjustments that need to be made.

    This training course will look at:

    • Sibling relationships and how they differ in blended families
    • Considering the birth child’s perspective
    • Key messages from research to inform practice
    • The tools that a practitioner can use in assessment

    You will also have an 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.

    The course is facilitated by Jan Way MBE, Practice and Research Advisor, IAC – The Centre for Adoption and adoptive parent.


    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]. We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

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