The workshop will take place via Zoom from 10am until 4pm. An electronic certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees by email after attendance at the course. This course equates to six learning hours. Electronic handouts will be emailed to all attendees prior to the course taking place. the aim of this course is to understand the legislative and regulatory framework relating to special guardianship orders and connected persons assessments, equipping participants with the knowledge and understanding to deliver robust and well-evidenced assessments which highlight strengths, vulnerabilities and identify support needs.
Thursday, 1st – Saturday, 3rd July, 9:30am to 1.00pm each day
This 3-day workshop held over Zoom is designed for social workers new to fostering assessments as well as those looking to hone their skills in assessing foster care applicants as well as high-quality Form Fs.
DATES TBC – Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
This 1 day workshop aims to increase the competence and confidence of participants in working effectively with children for different purposes and across a range of settings when their opportunity for contact is limited.
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