Training, Consultancy and Professional Development

Training and professional development

Who we are

image of baaf logoThe British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) is a leading provider of specialist training for social work managers, practitioners, adopters, foster carers and all those professionals that are associated with the child care environment.


Our training programmes

Image of trainingOur high quality training programmes, workshops, seminars and conferences explore a diverse and comprehensive range of topics directly relevant to adoption, fostering and children in care, and reflect the pressures and priorities faced by today’s busy practitioners.


Where we work

Where we workWe deliver training across the UK, at venues and times to suit you. We have offices in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are always happy to come out to you, wherever you are based.


Why training matters

baaf logoOur training will help you to work more efficiently and effectively by keeping you up-to-date with the latest in research, practice development and legislation, all in the context of a rapidly changing world.


Who we train

baaf logoWe train a wide variety of professionals and non-professionals involved in the adoption and fostering community. From adoptive parents to agency panel advisers to supporting social workers we offer a training solution for you.



baaf logoBAAF runs national conferences throughout the UK. Check out our events page here.

Contact us

image of a message and a phoneTo discuss your individual or organisational training needs please fill in our online enquiry form. Alternatively you can contact one of our regional offices.



Training consultancy

Image of training consultancyBAAF responds to invitations to tender for training contracts for government bodies or private organisations.