Date: 20 Oct 2016
Venue: Central London
Conference time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Closing date for booking: 10/10/2016
This conference will explore the child’s move from foster care into adoption, and the move from one carer to another. Is this being done too quickly? Is the child’s emotional experience central to this? Is better integration needed that is more sensitive to the child’s experience? What can carers, adopters and professionals do to enable the child’s move in a positive way?
We will examine the issues in preparing and supporting children, their foster carers and the prospective adopters during the transition to placement and will explore best practice in managing introductions. It will include learning from research findings on planning transitions and the role of foster carers in transitions to adoption.
Delegates will be able to attend practice based workshops looking at the preparation of children, how to make good introductions, supporting foster carers and their families and preparing adopters for transitions.
- Sarah Borthwick, Adoption & Fostering Consultant
- Sophie Boswell, Child Psychotherapist
- Drew Browning, Therapeutic Specialist, Therapeutic Care Program, The Australian Childhood Foundation
- Lynne Cudmore, Child Psychotherapist
- Julia Davis, Independent Therapist
- Kath Drescher, Adoption Operations Manager, Devon County Council
- Contributions from Peterborough City Council
- Voices from adoptive parents and foster carers
This will be of particular interest to children’s services social workers and managers, adoption social workers and managers, fostering social workers, adoption and fostering panel members, foster carers, children’s guardians and independent reviewing officers.
Full or associate CoramBAAF member rate: £185 + £37 VAT total: £222
Individual CoramBAAF member or student rate: £135 + £27 VAT total: £162
Adoptive parent or foster carer rate: £105 + £21 VAT total: £126
Non member rate: £250 + £50 VAT total: £300
*Concessions for care leavers and adopted young people available by negotiation.
Telephone: 020 7520 7520
For booking form and conference programme please click here