AN INTRODUCTION TO CHAIRING ADOPTION AND FOSTERING PANELS FOR NEW PANEL MEMBERS
Date: Wednesday 25 March, 2020
Venue: Foxglove Offices, The Links Training Suite, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ
Cost: £110.00 + VAT
Chairing adoption and fostering panels require a key set of knowledge, skills and values which are essential to promoting positive outcomes for children.
The business of panels is complex, they make recommendations about the adoption and permanence plans for children, approve foster carers and adopters and consider matches. They also oversee the reviews of foster carers and adopters. In addition, the provisions of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 allow any agency decision to be reviewed or ‘appealed’ and this also falls under the remit of these panels. Whilst experience of chairing other meetings is helpful, there are unique aspects to chairing panels which will form the basis of this workshop.
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