A consultant is provided for a day to explore 3 cases relating to adoption, fostering or kinship care issues.
They will meet with the child’s social worker, a member of the family placement team as well as the carer/adopter. This meeting will take place within the agency.
The purpose of the consultation will be to look at progressing permanence plans for a child, exploring issues of contact, placement of siblings, routes to permanence, difficulties in placement as well as any other child care planning dilemmas.
The agency will provide the consultant with the key aims for the session as well as background information. The consultation will normally last for 90 minutes after which a letter will be sent to the agency recommending a way forward.