Panel Members Training
This course is always a 3-hour course delivered to an advanced level.
Panels are made up of people with diverse and relevant experience of adoption or fostering. This course explores the role of the panel member and the legal frameworks. Learning comes from scenarios and serious case review with guidance on training, support, and supervision.
- To explore the roles and responsibilities of the members of the fostering panel
- To examine how their own values and attitudes may affect their work on panels while acknowledging the skills and abilities that panel members may bring to the panel
- To clarify the national legal framework for panels, and develop familiarity with the Fostering Services Regulations 2011 and National Minimum Standards 2011, which will inform the key responsibilities of members of the fostering panel
- To consider how applicants experience panels
- Develop panel members confidence in carrying out their role, and becoming an effective panel member
Format: Taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion
Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided