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Adoption, Permanence Orders and Kinship Care - finding the best options

22 June 18

Adoption & Fostering Alliance conference

Venue: Malmaison, Dundee

Time: 10am-4.30pm

There has never been a more interesting and challenging time to be involved in adoption and fostering, nor has there been more need for informed discussion focused on keeping the child at the centre of our policies and practice.

Why do we still need adoption? Would something else do? What information should be presented to evidence the need for permanence away from home? Which is the best route to permanence to give the child the greatest chance of safety, security and certainty? What are the characteristics of kinship care orders and when will these be appropriate? These are just some of the questions that we will seek to answer at this conference and 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.

The day will be chaired by Lynda J Brabender QC, and speakers will include:
The hon Lady Wise (Morag Wise)
John Simmonds OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development, CoramBAAF
Leigh Jolly, social work manager, Corporate Parenting, Aberdeenshire Council
Roger Mackenzie, associate, Digby Brown, Solicitors

This conference will be of interest to all professionals involved in childcare, fostering and adoption practice, including solicitors for local authorities and in private practice, advocates, social work professionals and managers, adoption and fostering panel members, curators’ ad litem and safeguarders, children’s panel members, children’s reporters, sheriffs and medical advisers.

Further information from and bookings to:

Brenda Reilly, Business Support & Finance Manager
AFA Scotland, Conference House,
152 Morrison Street, The Exchange, Edinburgh EH3 8EB
Tel: 0131 248 2403


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