MAKING GOOD ASSESSMENTS OF ADOPTERS AND PERMANENT CARERS - USING THE NEW PROSPECTIVE ADOPTERS REPORT, SCOTAND (PAR-S) DATE: 5 May 2021

Date:  Wednesday 5 May 2021

Time:  10.00am - 2.00pm

Online Platform:  MS Teams

Facilitator:  Helen Runciman, Associate Trainer

Cost:  £85.00 + VAT

Linking to the publication of the new PAR-S template for completing assessments of prospective adopters and permanent carers, this workshop is targeted at workers who have experience in making assessments using the previous form. It will provide an opportunity for practitioners to update their knowledge and skills in conducting the assessment process, as well as becoming familiar with the new PAR-S format and considering how it can be adapted where necessary to suit particular situations. The workshop will consider how the new format can be used to explore whether the prospective adoptive parents have the capacities required to provide safe, nurturing care to children and young people. It will also consider how the assessment should demonstrate their understanding of the different legal routes to permanence and determine which plans prospective adopters and carers will be able to manage. It will allow participants to explore their own experiences, share case material, consider risk and look at what factors can lead to unsafe practice and vulnerable placements.  For more information and to download an application form, please click here

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