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  • 25 Oct - 20 Nov
  • 21 Nov - 06 Dec
  • 07 Dec - 08 Dec

This post qualifying course is aimed at social workers and managers in children and families’ teams, family placement teams as well as other specialist settings across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector. Applicants will require the support of their employer to attend as well as validate their work. It is imperative that sponsoring agencies ensure their nominated students have the motivation, capacity and commitment to complete the course.

The course requires attendance at three taught modules of three consecutive days per module between January 2018 and May 2018. Assessment will be on the basis of three written assignments as well as an assessed observation in the workplace. Comprehensive feedback is available to students. A student handbook will provide all the required information. There is also an introductory session for students and their managers.

Dates                                                                                   

Introductory

Session:     11 December, 2017

Module 1    24, 25, 26, January, 2018      

Module 2:   21, 22, 23 March, 2018         ,

Module 3:   16, 17, 18 May, 2017

 

Venue - Edinburgh - to be confirmed

Cost - £2,200 + VAT          

For further information, please contact:

Brenda Reilly, Business Support and Finance Manager

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or

Ravinder Kaur, Course Leader

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You can download the course flyer here.

                                                     

Events Info

AFA100 - PERMANENCE MATTERS FOR SOLICITORS

Getting to grips with legislation, case law and good practice in adoption and fostering

Date:  7 December, 2017

Venue:  Edinburgh (to be confirmed)

Facilitator:  Rhona Pollock

In the 8 years since the implementation of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007, policy, practice and court judgements have informed the interpretation and application of the law. The need has never been greater for an effective legal presence in the formulation and delivery of local authority planning for permanence. This workshop explores and explains in detail the requirements placed on the local authority solicitor; through the use of plenary sessions, case scenarios, group working and discussion, delegates will develop an enhanced understanding of how to achieve effective and timely progress towards permanence.  It will also promote the pivotal role of the local authority solicitor in achieving best outcomes for children and families.

 You can download the booking form here.

 

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AFA105 - WHOSE MINUTE IS IT ANYWAY

Minute Taking for those involved in adoption and fostering panels

 

Date:  Friday 2 Marcdh, 2018

Venue:  Edinburgh (to be confirmed)

Facilitator:  Ravinder Kaur

The role of the minute taker in adoption and fostering panels is a crucial one.  Adoption and fostering panels are underpinned by specific legal and regulatory requirements. Therefore, minute takers need to have a sufficient understanding of these requirements in order to produce a minute that is relevant, clear and appropriate.

 

 

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AFA51 SECURING CHILDREN'S FUTURES: GOOD PRACTICE IN PERMANENCE PLANNING AND FAMILY PLACEMENT 2017/2018

This post qualifying course is aimed at social workers and managers in children and families’ teams, family placement teams as well as other specialist settings across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector. Applicants will require the support of their employer to attend as well as validate their work. It is imperative that sponsoring agencies ensure their nominated students have the motivation, capacity and commitment to complete the course.

The course requires attendance at three taught modules of three consecutive days per module between January 2018 and May 2018. Assessment will be on the basis of three written assignments as well as an assessed observation in the workplace. Comprehensive feedback is available to students. A student handbook will provide all the required information. There is also an introductory session for students and their managers.

Dates                                                                                   

Introductory

Session:     11 December, 2017

Module 1    24, 25, 26, January, 2018      

Module 2:   21, 22, 23 March, 2018         ,

Module 3:   16, 17, 18 May, 2017

 

Venue - Edinburgh - to be confirmed

Cost - £2,200 + VAT          

For further information, please contact:

Brenda Reilly, Business Support and Finance Manager

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or

Ravinder Kaur, Course Leader

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You can download the course flyer here.

                                                     

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AFA90 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORKING IN ADOPTION AND FOSTERING

Date:  Friday 6 October, 2017

Location:  Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, The Exchange, Edinburgh

Social networking is here to stay in an ever-changing world.  Our confidence levels about how to manage this phenomenon can vary.  The importance of social media in young people's lives can challenge supervising social workers, foster carers and adopters.  The issue of unmediated online contact is one that arises on a consistent basis.  This workshop will aim to provide an overview of how the impact of these changes have been managed and progressed in adoption and fostering.

You can download the booking form here.

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AFA95 - PRESENTING AT ADOPTION AND PERMANENCE PANELS

Date:  Monday 20 November, 2017

Location:  Glasgow (venue to be confirmed)

The skill of a children and families social worker presenting confidently at adoption and fostering panels is one that is improved upon by experience.  Ultimately, it is achieved by having the underpinning knowledge of the expectations of the panel process and clarity about planning for children where permanence and adoption feature.  This workshop will aim to provide the tools for children and families workers to participate effectively in this process on behalf of vulnerable  children.

It is aimed at children and families workers and their managers.  It may also be of benefit to anyone who has a quality assurance role with adoption and permanence panels.

You can download the booking form here.

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