International Social Work Certificate


International Social Work Certificate

CFAB has developed an International Social Work Certificate which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to handle casework which involves another country. It contains modules on:
  • International Kinship Care
  • Forced Marriages & Harmful Practices
  • International Surrogacy
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) & Gender-Based Violence
  • Parental Child Abduction
  • International Child Adoption
This self-paced online course contains lectures on each topic with an accompanying knowledge quiz and approximately 15 hours of CPD learning. The course uses a variety of real-life case studies, written text, self-reflection and interactive activities to help you understand your responsibilities.

Who should attend this course?
This course will be relevant to anyone with an interest in protecting children who move between countries.  It is specifically designed for social service professionals and students but is applicable to legal and judicial sectors as well.

Course structure
This course consists of six topics, which can be completed in full or in two three-module packages.

Each topic includes approximately one to two hours’ lecture, some divided into sections. You will then be sent a knowledge quiz to complete at the end of each training video to test your knowledge, as well as ensure you know how to get further information where required.

By the end, you should be able to demonstrate awareness of diverse aspects of people's lives and good knowledge of current issues in society impacting on social work practice.

Full six-module course: £210 (£35 per module)
Three-module package: £150 (£50 per module)

You can choose between two packages of modules:
Package A: International Kinship Care, Forced Marriage & Harmful Practices, and International Surrogacy
Package B: Female Genital Mutilation & Gender Based Violence, Parental Child Abduction, and International Child Adoption

Member local authorities are entitled to a 20-30% discount, dependent on their membership package.

To book the course, please visit our booking page.

For those working in member local authorities, please email for your membership discount. If you are unsure if your local authority is a member, please check with your team manager or commissioning team or contact CFAB.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Gender-Based Violence

Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Gender-Based Violence

Forced Marriage and Harmful Practices

Introduction to Forced Marriage and Harmful Practices

Parental Child Abduction

Introduction to Parental Child Abduction

International Child Adoption

Introduction to International Child Adoption

International Kinship Care

Introduction to International Kinship Care

International Child Surrogacy

Introduction to International Surrogacy