DIARY MARKER - 18th May 2017
There are 4 allegations per 100 children in foster care across the UK each year after (Wade et al (2014)). Up to 25% of these allegations are confirmed as abuse or neglect, 43% are unsubstantiated and a further 25% are unfounded.
This conference will explore current practice in investigations and the prevalence of safeguarding issues for children in care, alongside a consideration of the impact that unsubstantiated and unfounded allegations can have on both children and young people in foster care, and their caregivers.
Who should attend:
Social care professionals; professionals involved in child protection and foster care; foster carers
A national event is being held on March 28th in Wrexham, which aims to showcase examples of innovate corporate parenting and share the discussions from the 3 regional events and Voices from Care young peoples residential event.
Who should attend the National Event?
•Elected members with corporate parenting responsibilities
•Heads of Children's Services;
•National Assembly Members;
•Strategic and Operational Managers;
•Those with an interest in corporate parenting and
• Foster Carers.
“We need a system in Wales where every fostered child and young person is:
• provided with security and stability in their foster home
• supported to stay until they are ready to leave
• helped to reach their potential.” (National Fostering Framework Phase 1 Report)
We offer advice to members of the public and professionals.
If you have an enquiry please call us on either 02920 761155 or 01745 336336
The Association for Fostering and Adoption Cymru (AFA Cymru) is a Welsh charity that has been set up following the closure of BAAF Cymru to support practitioners and to promote good practice across the breadth of permanency planning for children and young people.
The Association of Fostering and Adoption Cymru (AFA Cymru) we offer advice, training and consultancy to professionals and members of the public to support best practice.