Part 6 Code of Practice (Looked After and Accommodated Children
Please note that the Welsh Government has issued a revised Part 6 Code of Practice (Looked After and Accommodated Children), under section 145 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
This code came into effect on Monday 2 April 2018 and revokes the Part 6 Code of Practice issued in December 2015.
Please find the new link below and details of the changes which were consulted upon in autumn 2017.
The National Adoption Service in Wales is working together with adopters and adoption agencies to develop post adoption support across Wales. As part of this work they have commissioned AFA Cymru and Adoption UK to develop a core curriculum for the post approval training /development of adopters. This work involves developing modular content for post approval training / development suitable for flexible use with individuals, groups or for self-learning in a number of areas already identified by adopters and practitioners. It is anticipated that this will be a significant resource for agencies and that these will be available centrally on the NAS website.
We are undertaking a series of workshop events across Wales to enable adopters and practitioners to contribute to the design of these materials.
These events are free and are planned for:
10.00am – 2.30pm 23rd March Bod Erw Hotel, St. Asaph
10.00am – 2.30pm 11th May YHA, Central Cardiff
10.00am – 2.30pm 24th May The Botanical Gardens
Welcome to AFA Cymru’s spring legal newsletter, where we aim to help practitioners keep up to date with the law relating to permanency planning for children in Wales.
EARLY PERMANENCE PLACEMENTS
Practitioners may be aware that in England the concept of the ‘early permanent placement’ has taken hold, with 360 children, in 2016/17 being placed with prospective adoptive parents who are also temporarily approved as foster carers for that particular child. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the child may be placed at an early stage in proceedings, where the local authority is ‘considering’ adoption. If the care plan for adoption is accepted by the court, the foster placement transforms into an adoptive placement once placement order and matching decision are made.
This GUIDE is written for the National Adoption Service by Sarah Coldrick, legal consultant with AFA Cymru and Julie Doughty, lecturer in law at Cardiff University. It aims to provide information for prospective adoptive parents on the legal framework for each leg of this complicated journey to becoming a family. It is compiled in such a way that you can dip into a particular section as and when require. This guide is also available in WELSH
We offer advice to members of the public and professionals.
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In September 2015, The Association of Fostering and Adoption (AFA) Cymru was formed. Whilst its day to day operational services of training, consultancy, professional advice and information are delivered independently of St. David’s, it is by law governed by St. David’s Children Society under the terms of its charitable status.
St. David's Children Society is a registered charity (Registration No: 509163). A Company limited by Guarantee (Registered Cardiff 1546688).
Registered Office: St. David’s Children Society, 28 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3BA.
The Association for Fostering and Adoption Cymru (AFA Cymru) is a Welsh charity that promotes good practice across the breadth of permanency planning for children and young people. It also offers advice, training and consultancy to professionals and members of the public to support best practice.