Elaine Dibben Elaine Dibben

Elaine Dibben started her social work career in residential social work and qualified in 1988. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in adoption and fostering in local authority and voluntary agency settings.

She managed the Independent Review Mechanism from 2004 to 2009 and she is currently an adoption and fostering development consultant for BAAF.

She published her first book in 2010, Undertaking an Adoption Assessment: A guide to collecting and analysing information for the Prospective Adopter’s Report (formerly Form F) England.

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The adoption process

Key adoption legislation

Placement for adoption

Matching

Introduction to adoption

Adoption disruption

Adoption: knowledge and practice hub

Family finding

Contact issues and adoption