AFA Scotland is currently re-advertising for the post of Trainer/Consultant.  Applications should be submitted using the attached application form no later than 5.00pm, Friday 9 June, 2017.

Please download the application form here.

Further information on the post including roles and responsibilities can be found  here.

Supreme Court Ruling on Adoption

The Supreme Court yesterday published the attached press release outlining the judgement in an important case concering adoption procedure in Scotland. Rhona Pollock, AFA Scotland's Legal Consultant, will prodcue a brieing note about this judgment within the next week, to assist agenices to consider the implications of the judgement for thier practice.


You can download the press release here





AFA Scotland continues to work closely with the Universities of Stirling and York to support the Permanently Progressing research project.  The interview phase - meeting with people involved in adoption, fostering and kinship placements is now underway.  Progress has been helped by an excellent response from the local authorities and voluntary agencies who have identified potential participants.  A presentation on the progress of the research will be made to the Social Work Scotland Adoption and Fostering Group on 21 April, 2017.


AFA Scotland Associate Trainers

As a way of extending the pool of expertise and the range of training available, AFA Scotland is in the process of taking on a number of associate trainers.  The trainers will link closely with, and be supported by, the AFA Scotland team.

New training: Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

AFA Scotland is pleased to introduce a new one-day training course on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The course offers an overview of the Act and covers a range of topics including corporate parenting, continuing care and kinship care orders. Our legal consultant Rhona Pollock has started delivering this course in-house to local authorities and independent agencies.

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