At the heart of Adoption and Fostering in Scotland

The Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland is an independent, charitable organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children in care by providing support to all those working in the field of adoption, fostering and the care of looked after children. AFA Scotland was established following the demise of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) in July 2015 and continues to provide services in collaboration with CoramBAAF.

An emphasis is placed in all AFA Scotland’s work on the need for a multi-disciplinary approach that enables social workers, lawyers, health professionals and educators to work effectively across professional boundaries in order to meet the needs of children and their carers. As a membership organisation, AFA Scotland helps to give agencies and individual members a national and regional voice and contributes to the development of policy and practice at a local and national level.
 

Upcoming Events

  • 31 Aug
    CHAIRS DEVELOPMENT FORUM MEMBERS ONLY 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM
  • 31 Aug - 31 Aug
  • 04 Sep - 04 Sep
  • 04 Sep - 04 Sep
  • 11 Sep - 11 Sep
  • 20 Sep - 20 Sep

Direct Services & Panels

The team provides direct services to agencies, including chairing adoption panels, appeal panels, disruption meetings, and running case consultation sessions. An emphasis is placed in all AFA Scotland’s work on the need for a multi-disciplinary approach that enables social workers, lawyers, health professionals and educators to work effectively across professional boundaries in order to meet the needs of children and their carers. As a membership organisation, AFA Scotland helps to give agencies and individual members a national and regional voice and contributes to the development of policy and practice at a local and national level.

In addition we have a comprehensive selection of 1 and 2 day workshops which are highlighted below.

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Membership makes sense as it opens up a range of benefits. This includes member only forums and spotlight sessions, access to our research papers and discounts from our training, conferences and seminars.

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Training Events

Direct Services, Workshops and Seminars

AFA Scotland’s multi-disciplinary team has a wealth of experience and up-to-date expertise in adoption and fostering practice. We  deliver a wide range of training, consultancy and workshops to assist professionals develop the knowledge and skills they require when working in this specialist area.

Our conferences bring everything together for additional insight into whats going on in the field of adoption and fostering.

Current Training Schedule

We have over 20 established training workshops that cover the full spectrum of the skills and knowledge required in the Adoption and Fostering environment. 

These include course such as:

  • CPO to POA - A childs journey towards permanance
  • Role of the agency decison maker
  • Overview of child care law in Scotland
  • Whose minute is it anyway?
  • Assessing foster carers and adopters
  • When placements disrupt in adoption and fostering
  • Kinship care, understanding the law and research for kinship carers
  • Be court ready, keeping knowledge and skills current
  • ....and many more
Training Events

AFA Scotland is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - SC046417