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Working Together to Support Children with Transitions to Permanence (2 days)

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Training Event

Children transitioning to permanence (be it family and friends placements, long term fostering, special guardianship, adoption and reunification) are often contending with moves from difficult pasts to unknown futures and are likely to experience a range of intense and conflicting emotions.

This course will provide foster carers, supervising social workers and Pod social workers with an understanding of the legal and departmental processes in achieving permanency AND will consider a range of direct work strategies and resources to support children in placement. The course is specifically aimed at foster carers and social workers who are involved in supporting children through this process. The longer term implications for children and young people, as well as the impact on their carers will also be explored.


Start Date
Wednesday 30 January 2019
End Date
Thursday 31 January 2019
09:30 - 14:30
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • develop confidence in talking to children about permanency from planning to placement

  • demonstrate your awareness of skills and practical tools to help prepare children for permanence

  • demonstrate your awareness of grief and loss issues and consideration of strategies to support children during this process

  • develop further insight into the needs of children according to their development level, interests and history

  • demonstrate your knowledge of the planning, introduction and post-placement process

  • consider the short and longer term impact on carers and their families of supporting children to move on and the risk of blocked care

Additional information
Target Audience
Foster Carers / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighthelm Centre - Roof Room, North Road
Event Trainers
Sally Pulham / Petra Sumner
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5