Training

Our Training Courses

International Social Work Certificate

CFAB have developed an International Social Work Certificate which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to handle casework which involves another country.

Training

Our Training Courses

CFAB’s expert team delivers specialised training programmes for social workers, solicitors and the judiciary and other professionals working with the foreign-national children or British children with family overseas where there are safeguarding concerns. Our trainers are qualified social workers with direct experience of cross-border casework. They have an in-depth understanding of local authority processes, current issues and an up-to-date understanding of national and international legislation and best practice.

Upcoming Training

International Child Protection & Kinship Care Training

The focus of the training will be on social work in an international context; child protection cases that cross international borders; care proceedings with international family resources; and practical issues in international placements. This is an online training course delivered over 2 half day sessions from 9.30am to 1.00pm on 20th and 21st October 2021. Discounts available for members.

London
£
50
October 20, 2021

Our Training

Our Training Courses
  • International Child Protection & Kinship Care 
    Learn how to effectively collaborative with overseas authorities when safeguarding children and how to understand resources and networks for international collaboration to achieve the best outcome in placing children with close family and friends in other countries.
  • Child Trafficking
    Learn how to improve awareness, identification and safeguarding of victims of child trafficking, improve your understanding of national and international legislation and improve your knowledge of how to refer and protect victims.
  • Best Interest Assessments for Unaccompanied Children
    Improve your understanding of how and why children come to the UK, learn how to assess the best long-term plans for a child and gain a greater understanding of national and international legislation.
  • Protection from Faith-based Abuse
    This training course will explore the nature of child abuse linked to faith and belief, teaching you what it is and where it might occur. It will also highlight any indicators that will alert you to possible victims of faith-based abuse and how you can help children suffering from faith-based abuse.
  • Protecting against FGM
    Attendees will learn about female genital mutilation and how girls can be protected from this form of abuse. You will learn about what it is and where it occurs, how to identify signs of FGM and how to best to respond and act on safeguarding concerns.
We also welcome requests for bespoke training to be developed for your organisation in a specific area. CFAB’s trainers will travel to you to deliver the course or deliver the course virtually. Half day and full day training sessions are available. For further information, please email info@cfab.org.uk or call 020 7735 8941.
Our Training Course Statistics

Training Course Statistics

600

Social workers
attended our International Child Protection & Kinship Care Training between 2017 and 2020

99

%

of all professionals
said it would have a positive impact on their work with children and families

98

%

of People
said it had increased their confidence in dealing with cases with an international element

Certificate

International Social Work Certificate
With an increasingly international population, it is essential that social workers keep up with global current events, as well as understand how to work within international legislation and cooperate with social service professionals overseas.  We all have a responsibility to keep children safe - even when casework crosses borders.  

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.