WS10 - 03/02/2022 : - An Introduction to Chairing Adoption and Fostering Panels for New Panel Chairs

Date:  Wednesday 3 February 2022

Time:  10.00am - 2.00pm

Facilitator:  Ravinder Kaur, Trainer/Consultant

Online Platform:  MS Teams

Cost:  £85.00 + 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.

This workshop invites new panels chairs to apply, and it may also be of interest to experienced panel members and agency decision makers.  For further details and to download a booking form, please click here

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