5 hours CPD


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

Why you should attend

This practice webinar is designed by CVAA and Barnardo's CAFIS service to help you explore with peers the key themes and challenges involved in indirect contact with birth families. 

"I got so much out of the training, and meeting the two birth parents was very powerful…two of the bravest individuals I’ve met! They had such a huge impact on me, and it’s made me even more determined to try my absolute best to reach out to birth families and help as much as I’m able to." - Attendee, February 2020 


    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.

    The training will look at: 

    • experiences of CAFIS alongside participating agencies, the impact of these and how organisations can address these.
    • key findings within research on contact
    • what organisations can do to adapt approaches to contact
    • look at the future of indirect contact


    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 i[email protected]We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

    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.

    This event starts in 137 days 4 hours 24 mins 9 secs

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    Ticket Quantity Price

    CVAA Member (VAA only)

    Decrease Increase £49.00

    CVAA Subscriber

    Decrease Increase £79.00

    Non-member (LA, RAA, Individuals etc.)

    Decrease Increase £99.00