The Role Of The Panel Member training

Although agencies make decisions about whether a family should be approved as an adopter or foster carer, they are guided in this by recommendations made by an adoption or fostering panel. Panels are made up of people with diverse and relevant experience of adoption or fostering.

This course explores the role of the panel member, the legal frameworks and guidance on training, support and supervision.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover the following:
  • What is a foster Panel
  • What does the Fostering Panel do
  • Who sits on the Panel
  • What happens at a Panel Meeting
  • Best practice when in a Panel Meeting
  • What makes a good assessment
  • Preparation before a Panel Meeting
  • Examples from real life panel meetings
This Role of the Panel Member course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about what being a panel member involves.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 1.5 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

The Role Of The Panel Member eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the The Role Of The Panel Member course

By the end of this training, you will:

  • Understand the purpose and role of the fostering panel
  • Panel organisation and your role within it
  • What a good fostering assessment looks like
  • Factors to consider before making a commitment to be a foster panel member
  • Training, support and supervision of panel members

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

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