Sign up to our International Social Work Certificate

Since its launch last month, our International Social Work Certificate has been helping social work professionals develop their skills around international child protection. Read below to find out more about the course and why you should sign up.

This September, CFAB launched an International Social Work Certificate, produced by our expert social work team. The Certificate aims to give professionals - from social workers and social work students to legal and judicial professionals - an opportunity to develop their understanding of inter-country child protection, which will aid them in the future dealing with any cases involving children moving countries. It is an opportunity for social workers to develop their understanding of international legislation and how to cooperate with social service professionals overseas – all vital skills in our ever-changing, globalised world. Borders should be no boundary to protecting children with vulnerabilities and ensuring their right to family.

The CFAB ISW Certificate is comprised of interactive lectures and quizzes on the following topics, all complex issues that arise in international cases:

  • Forced Marriages and Harmful Practices
  • FGM and Gender-Based Violence
  • International Abduction
  • International Surrogacy
  • International Adoption
  • International Kinship Care

The course is online, self-paced and provides approximately 15 hours of CPD learning, ensuring it is accessible for participants from various professional backgrounds, and we will send you the certificate upon completion. To be as engaging and applicable to real life as possible, it uses a variety of real-life case studies, written text, self-reflection and interactive activities.

CFAB’s history means we are in a unique position to offer this guidance, with an in depth understanding of various global crises and over 65 years performing inter-country child protection work.

“The knowledge that I’ve learnt from this training will be really helpful for all future cases which have an international element. I now know which people to communicate with for information and guidance on dealing with cases overseas. I will share this learning with my team as we often manage cases of this nature.” – Social worker

The launch so far has been a success, with many social work professionals signing up and others getting in contact to learn more about what the course entails and how to get involved. For details on how to sign up, you can learn more here.

If you are a local authority and CFAB member, get in touch before signing up to ensure you receive your member discount.