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Enabling effective contact for special guardian and kinship carers - London


This training is aimed at all professionals responsible for managing contact for children living away from their birth parents on special guardianship orders.

Attendees will learn about the key ingredients of positive contact, the emotional experience of the adults and children involved and ways that contact can positively influence outcomes for young people and enhance their development.

About 200,000 to 300,000 children a year in the UK live away from their birth parents for a wide variety of reasons. Research evidence suggests that when birth parent contact goes well, long term outcomes improve for all parties. This day will focus on the raw realities of the human experience of contact for all those affected by kinship care and special guardianship orders. We will explore the pragmatics of contact, the emotion of contact and consider multiple perspective on these.

By examining the complex human dynamics at play as well as seeking simple and deliverable solutions to aspects of these we will journey through what is important but complex territory.

Who should attend

Social workers and other professionals working in adoption and permanency


Judith Ellis, Practice Manager at PAC-UK, is a social worker, trainer and  counsellor. She has specialised in post-adoption since 2005 and has worked directly with all those involved in or affected by adoption and other forms of permanency. Judith has also worked in education and with children affected by parental substance misuse. She is very interested in the impact of early trauma on childrens’ development. Judith has been the lead on Special Guardianship and Kinship Care for PAC-UK since 2017.

Benefits of attending

  • Learn more about the contribution you as a practitioner can make to facilitiating positive feel good contact
  • Increased awareness of the legal context of contact
  • Be provided with and develop your own skills and strategies for how best to link positve outcomes with contact that meets the needs of all concerned

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Prices excluding VAT

Subscribing LAs - Professionals: £141 (£169.20 incl VAT)

Non-subscribing LAs -   Professionals: £166.50 (199.80 incl VAT)

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Resource for London
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
N7 6PA
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Date: April 24, 2019

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

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Terms and Conditions

The completion of this booking form for a training place is an agreement with PAC-UK and the following cancellation terms apply: Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to date of training – 25% charge of course fee; Cancellation between 6 weeks and 4 weeks prior to date of training – 50% charge of course fee; Cancellation within 4 weeks of date of training – 100% charge of course fee; Moved to another date – 20% of course fee (admin fee). PAC-UK reserve the right to cancel the training and a full refund of the course fee will be given.

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