Commissioned training and consultancy

  • Achieving best outcomes at children’s hearings

  • Adoption support

  • After care and continuing care - what has changed and what will stay the same?

  • Assessing LGBTI carers and adopters

  • Assessment of adopters and foster carers

  • Assessing adoption and fostering applicants from diverse backgrounds

  • Applying the secure base model

  • Be court ready - keeping knowledge and skills current

  • Chairing of disruption meetings

  • Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

  • Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011

  • Contact: good practice considerations for children

  • Contact in foster placements and post adoption

  • Direct work with children when permanence is planned

  • Disruptions in permanent placements

  • Does sexual orientation matter in adoption and fostering assessments?

  • Introduction to adoption and fostering panels

  • Legal aspects of permanence planning

  • Legislation - an overview of child care law in Scotland

  • Life story work

  • Linking, matching and sustaining placements

  • Making a difference at Children’s Hearings - all you need to know to be confident, effective and informed

  • Managing challenging behaviour

  • Minute taking for adoption and fostering panels

  • Moving children onto permanent placement

  • Panel training for adoption and fostering panels

  • Placing black and minority ethnic (BME) children

  • Protecting children in family placement

  • Reviewing foster carers: roles and responsibilities

  • Report writing for courts and children’s hearings

  • Social media training

  • The Child Adoption Permanence Report (CAPR)

  • The role of the supervising social worker

  •  Together or apart – assessing and planning for the permanent placement of siblings

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