AFA Scotland Legal Conference - June 2018

Adoption, Permanence Orders and Kinship Care – Finding the best options for children

Bookings are now being taken for our Legal Conference which will be held on Friday 22 June, 2018 in Dundee.

Attendance at this event will give delegates a chance to reflect on how the law is being interpreted and applied and to look at the options available to practitioners in planning for children and recognising the possible consequences of each course of action.

For further details and a booking form download the conference form here.

Evaluation Report – Adoption Week Scotland 2017

Evaluation Report – Adoption Week Scotland 2017, jointly run by Adoption UK and AFA Scotland proved an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges of adoption as well as positive approaches and ideas for addressing these challenges.  

An evaluation report has been produced to identify the outcomes in relation to the identified objectives as set out by the Scottish Government who fully funded Adoption Week Scotland.

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New Website Design

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Independent Chair - Adoption and Permanency and Fostering and Resources

East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person to chair the Adoption and Permanency and Fostering and Resources Panels (2 full day panels per month). To apply for this position please visit The reference number is EAY02664 and the closing date for applications is 16 March, 2018.

Permanently Progressing? Conference

Permanently Progressing? - Building secure futures for children in Scotland is a research study run jointly by the University of Stirling and University of York, in collaboration with Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland. The first stage of the research will be completed this year, as part of a planned longitudinal study to follow a cohort of children in Scotland as they grow up

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Evaluation of Securing Children's Futures Postgraduate Course

A comprehensive evaluation report on the Securing Children's Futures postgraduate course was published in November 2017.

The course has now been running for over 10 years, it is provided by AFA Scotland and accredited by the University of Strathclyde.The evaluation focused on the impact of undertaking the course for evaluation of the course for participants and the agencies they work for.

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AFA Scotland is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - SC046417