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Assessing Cultural Identity and its Implications for Adoption Placement

21 March, 2024 at 10:00am - 4:00pm


Expert-led training session co-delivered with Dr Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, an academic, social worker and author

6 hrs
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Who this is for

Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities, and independent social workers), children’s social care services, children and family social workers, foster carers, kinship carers, designated teachers, and other professionals working with children and families.


During this bespoke expert-led training session led by Dr Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, practitioners will be guided in exploring the fluidity of cultural identity and cultural practice through self-reflection, academic and practice literature and research.

This will be the basis for structured activities which encourage minimising bias in assessing cultural practices and in identifying the appropriate cultural adoption placement for any child.

You will also have a unique opportunity to learn from fellow adoption practitioners, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to identify the situations you find most challenging and work in smaller groups to consider various solutions.

You will be able to hear from the latest research and practice/.

Learning 0utcomes

  • Understanding of the complexity of culture and cultural identity and their link with ‘race’ and racism
  • Understanding of the fluidity of cultural practices
  • Confidence and competence in assessing the merits of a range of cultural practices
  • Confidence and competence in providing placements which offer children wide and appropriate cultural opportunities.

About the trainer

Dr Beverley Prevatt Goldstein

More information to come.


A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact us at We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

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