Supporting contact as we move out of lockdown: a Scottish perspective for service staff

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Across the UK, at varying paces, lockdown restrictions are now easing. People from different households are able to meet outside while adhering to social distancing rules. This means that contact arrangements for children are beginning to be reviewed, including exploring resuming face-to-face contact which has, in the main, not been taking place during lockdown.

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 July, 2020
Start time: 
10:00
End time: 
11:00
Location: 
Online
Region: 
Scotland
Registration cost: 
£0.00 (including VAT)

 

We have developed this support session for supervising social workers and children’s social workers in Scotland to think collaboratively about resuming face-to-face contact and to discuss the range of factors to consider when developing the most appropriate contact plan. In addition, we will discuss the learning points from contact arrangements during lockdown and opportunities to embrace new ways of working moving forward.

The Zoom session will include:

  • The introduction of The Fostering Network’s practice resources for foster carers and social workers to support the decisions being made around contact plans and highlighting issues to consider:

Covid-19 contact arrangements: Social worker checklist

Covid-19 contact arrangements: Foster carer checklist

  • Opportunities to begin to think about what has been learnt from lockdown with the use of virtual methods to facilitate contact, and how face-to-face contact will resume, including sharing examples of good practice.
     

Booking

Places are limited.To book your free place email  scotland@fostering.net and include:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Contact telephone number
  • Email address
     

Confirmation of your place will be emailed upon receipt of booking. Joining instructions will be sent on Monday 6 July 2020.

 

Audience: 
Social workers