Our Training Courses


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. Please see our list of training courses below:

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. Attendees will also 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. Find out more here.

Lunch & Learn Sessions
CFAB are now offering Lunch & Learn sessions on issues related to international child protection. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter so you are kept up to date with when the next session will be held.

International Child Protection
Learn how to effectively collaborative with overseas authorities when safeguarding children and how to understand resources to ensure the best outcome for a child.

International Kinship Care
Learn how to effectively collaborate with overseas authorities and network to achieve the best outcome when placing a child with close family or friends in other countries.

University Skills Days
Carefully curated by our expert social workers, our interactive skills days give students the chance to explore a variety of topics relating to international social work, including international safeguarding and child protection. The day includes plenty of discussion and activities to keep your students engaged.  

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.

Pre-placement Preparation Sessions for Kinship Carers
Pre-placement support sessions for carers, tailored to individual family needs. For further information on these sessions, please click here.

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 or call 020 7735 8941.

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