BEYOND TOGETHER OR APART - MAKING PLANS FOR SIBLINGS IN CARE (SEMINAR)
Date: Wednesday 6 November, 2019
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Jurys Inn, Glasgow
Member Rate: □ £110.00 + VAT (corporate members only)
Non-Member Rate: □ £150.00 + VAT (non corporate members and NHS health boards)
Individual Member Rate □ £90.00 + VAT
The work of the Stand Up For Siblings (SUFS) project has done a great dealt to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining relationships between brothers and sisters in the care system - but there are significant challenges for social workers when trying to assess the quality of those relationships, particularly in the context of making plans for permanent placement. Where a placement together cannot be achieved for siblings, social workers are tasked with trying to achieve the best permanent options for each child whilst trying to maintain a meaningful ongoing relationship for those children and their siblings. Courts and judges are urging social workers to be more creative about how they seek to preserve sibling bonds.
The seminar will give practitioners the opportunity to hear about updated practice guidance on working with siblings and on assessing their relationships and be introduced to some of the new tools to use in this work. Shelagh Beckett, author of CoramBAAF's newly published Good Practice Guide ‘Beyond Together or Apart’ will present her work alongside inputs from Dr Chris Jones from Strathclyde University, who has led the SUFS work, and Karen Morrison from the STAR project which provides an inspiring example of how relationships can be successfully maintained.
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