Cornwall Support Activities

  • Therapeutic Parenting CourseWe will be running a Therapeutic Parenting Course on Thursday’s 6:00pm – 9:00pm When: 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 7th December The time is still to be confirmed If you are interested in attending the course please contact us on 01364 645480 or email devon@familiesforchildren.org.uk About the Course The Foundations for Attachment Programme is [...]

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  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsWe are proud to announce a new rolling programme of workshops for adopters and approved  adopters and those in stage 2. As part of our DfE Grant we have been funded to provide additional training to adopters to help add to their skills in supporting the children placed with them. Our first 4 workshops ready [...]

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  • Hill House Summer Camp 2017We are pleased to once again be offering places at Hill House Summer Camps for children aged 11 to 17 during July and August 2017. The link will give you further information, please contact Lesley Andreassen if you would like to enquire about a place. Contact details: landreassen@familiesforchildren.org.uk Week 2 (12-15yrs) 29th July – 5th [...]

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  • Falcon Camps 2017We are pleased to advise that we have been offered places at Perrott Hill and Lee Abbey Camps again this year for the following dates and age groups. Perrott Hill 1 30/07/2017 – 04/08/2017 (5 nights) Ages 11 – 14: Children need to be aged 11 by the start of the camp and still 14 [...]

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  • Read All About Adoption CatalogueCoramBAAF’s Read About Adoption mini catalogue is now available. The 8-page catalogue contains a wide range of resources for prospective adopters and adoptive families including handbooks, practical guides, personal memoirs and children’s picture books. Read About Adoption

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  • Holi Whitehead -Adopters Counselling ServiceDo you sometimes feel like you’re the worst parent in the world? Being an adoptive parent can seem like an impossible task. Do you find yourself feeling inadequate and guilty? Do you struggle with the powerful emotions you experience as an adopter? Are you exhausted by the seemingly relentless difficulties your family has to cope [...]

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  • Pupil Premium: Was your adopted child adopted from care in England or Wales or left care in England or Wales under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements / Residence Order?Children in state-funded education in England who were adopted from care in England and Wales, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order / Residence Order are eligible to attract the pupil premium.  This includes children in alternative provision (such as an independent school or educated at home) where the [...]

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  • Adopting Together – FREE Relationship Support for Adoptive ParentsAdopting Together – Relationship Support for Adoptive Parents TCCR, in association with the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), is offering free, government funded support for adoptive couples. Our specialist services can help by: Offering a safe space to reflect on how adoption has impacted on your couple relationship Allowing for better communication between [...]

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    Devon Support Activities

  • North Devon Summer Activities 5-11 Year OldsWe invite you to come along and enjoy our 2017 Summer Activities for 5-11 year old’s in North Devon. When: Friday 11th August and Friday 18 August 10.30am-12noon Venue: Grosvenor Church, Old Station Road, Barnstaple, EX32 9HX Tea and Coffee for adults Come and enjoy Air Hockey, Table football, Table Tennis, Snooker, Bouncy Castle and Crafts Suggested donation [...]

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  • South Devon Coffee, Cake & Catch UpOur coffee, cake and catch-up afternoons are beginning to build momentum with more parents joining each week. The aim of this is for local adoptive families to come together for peer support. Pre-school children are welcome as we have space with toys for them to have fun; however all parents are more than welcome if your children are at school. You [...]

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  • An Introduction to Mindfulness – Dartington, TotnesWe invite you to join us for an Introduction to Mindfulness Session. The workshop is for persons Aged 16+. Date:     Tuesday 12th September Venue:  Griffiths Room at Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EL Time:    7 p.m to 9.00 p.m.   The workshop is for persons Aged 16+. Places are limited so booking is essential. This session is [...]

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  • Therapeutic Parenting CourseWe will be running a Therapeutic Parenting Course on Thursday’s 6:00pm – 9:00pm When: 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 7th December The time is still to be confirmed If you are interested in attending the course please contact us on 01364 645480 or email devon@familiesforchildren.org.uk About the Course The Foundations for Attachment Programme is [...]

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  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsWe are proud to announce a new rolling programme of workshops for adopters and approved  adopters and those in stage 2. As part of our DfE Grant we have been funded to provide additional training to adopters to help add to their skills in supporting the children placed with them. Our first 4 workshops ready [...]

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  • South Devon Coffee AfternoonWe are starting a new coffee afternoon in Plymouth and wish to invite all local adoptive families along. The first coffee afternoon is on the 15th May 1.30- 3pm at Plymstock United Church in the Norley Lounge. Plymstock United Church, 70-74 Plymstock Rd, Plymouth PL9 7PB. From then we will run the group on the [...]

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  • Hill House Summer Camp 2017We are pleased to once again be offering places at Hill House Summer Camps for children aged 11 to 17 during July and August 2017. The link will give you further information, please contact Lesley Andreassen if you would like to enquire about a place. Contact details: landreassen@familiesforchildren.org.uk Week 2 (12-15yrs) 29th July – 5th [...]

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  • Falcon Camps 2017We are pleased to advise that we have been offered places at Perrott Hill and Lee Abbey Camps again this year for the following dates and age groups. Perrott Hill 1 30/07/2017 – 04/08/2017 (5 nights) Ages 11 – 14: Children need to be aged 11 by the start of the camp and still 14 [...]

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  • Read All About Adoption CatalogueCoramBAAF’s Read About Adoption mini catalogue is now available. The 8-page catalogue contains a wide range of resources for prospective adopters and adoptive families including handbooks, practical guides, personal memoirs and children’s picture books. Read About Adoption

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  • North Devon Coffee MorningsFamilies For Children invite you to come along to our coffee mornings in the Barnstaple. They are being held at the Driftwood Coffee Shop , 11 Gammon Walk, Barnstaple EX31 1DJ from 10.00-11.30am on the following dates 21 June 19 July 20 September 18 October 15 November   The aim of this time is to connect local adoptive [...]

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  • Non Violent Resistance Foundation training courseFamilies for Children will be hosting Non Violent Resistance Foundation training course later this year.  The course is aimed at enabling participants to develop the core knowledge and skills that are necessary to competently use this intervention for violence, aggression, controlling, destructive and harmful behaviour in the family, school and community.  This training is hard [...]

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  • North Devon Toddler GroupsWe are pleased to be supporting TWO  new toddlers playgroups in North Devon for adopters and their children. Barnstaple (Tuesday)   10am – 11.30am We have been running a confidential parent and toddler group on Tuesday mornings in Barnstaple since June 2016 and have 10 families that attend. Those that attend have made these comments…… ‘the group is [...]

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  • Devon Parenting Teenagers CoursePlymouth are running a Parenting Teenager Course, to be held on 18th March, 8th & 29th April and 13th May for adoptive parents. Venue TBC. If you have any families who want to attend please let Ali know on 01364 645480 or email devon@familiesforchildren.org.uk Download Parenting our Teens flyer What is Parenting our Teens? Parenting our Teens [...]

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  • Devon Safety First CourseDevon are holding a Safety First course on Saturday’s 25th Feb, 4th,11,18th March from 10am to 4pm for adoptive parents. For new parents this is a Therapeutic Parenting Course. Venue will be either Buckfast or Cullumpton TBC. If you have any families who want to attend please let Ali know on 01364 645480 or email [...]

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  • Plymouth Support GroupA monthly Plymouth support group is now running Tuesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 at Betts Guide Centre, Station Road, Plympton, Plymouth,PL7 4QZ. Next planned meeting: Feb 7th 2017 2017 Feb 7th March 7th March 28th (instead of April school hols) May 2nd June 6th July 4th Sept 12th October 3rd November 7th December 5th For [...]

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  • Holi Whitehead -Adopters Counselling ServiceDo you sometimes feel like you’re the worst parent in the world? Being an adoptive parent can seem like an impossible task. Do you find yourself feeling inadequate and guilty? Do you struggle with the powerful emotions you experience as an adopter? Are you exhausted by the seemingly relentless difficulties your family has to cope [...]

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  • Pupil Premium: Was your adopted child adopted from care in England or Wales or left care in England or Wales under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements / Residence Order?Children in state-funded education in England who were adopted from care in England and Wales, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order / Residence Order are eligible to attract the pupil premium.  This includes children in alternative provision (such as an independent school or educated at home) where the [...]

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  • Adopting Together – FREE Relationship Support for Adoptive ParentsAdopting Together – Relationship Support for Adoptive Parents TCCR, in association with the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), is offering free, government funded support for adoptive couples. Our specialist services can help by: Offering a safe space to reflect on how adoption has impacted on your couple relationship Allowing for better communication between [...]

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    Dorset Support Activities

  • Play and Catch Up – BournemouthOur new Play and Catch up sessions offer families an opportunity for little ones  to play and have fun, whilst meeting with other adoptive families and Tessa Frampton, our Family Support Worker Every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10.30am – 12 noon There will be a cost of £1 per child for these sessions. There [...]

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  • Dorset Summer Picnic FunPlease join us and other families for Summer Picnic Fun Tuesday 1st August – Weymouth Picnic and Outdoor Games Tuesday 8th August – Poole Picnic at Poole Tuesday 15th August – Dorchester Picnic All picnics running from 11am – 2pm Children of all ages welcome! Please bring along suncream, hats, picnic and any outdoor games [...]

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  • Therapeutic Parenting CourseWe will be running a Therapeutic Parenting Course on Thursday’s 6:00pm – 9:00pm When: 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 7th December The time is still to be confirmed If you are interested in attending the course please contact us on 01364 645480 or email devon@familiesforchildren.org.uk About the Course The Foundations for Attachment Programme is [...]

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  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsWe are proud to announce a new rolling programme of workshops for adopters and approved  adopters and those in stage 2. As part of our DfE Grant we have been funded to provide additional training to adopters to help add to their skills in supporting the children placed with them. Our first 4 workshops ready [...]

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  • Taster Session of Theraplay®  techniques and practiceCome along to our new and exciting session for Adoptive Parents to hear about the benefits of Theraplay, incorporating a demonstration of Theraplay techniques and practice. Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 7pm – 8.30pm At Wimborne Children’s Centre, Leigh Park Children’s and Community Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 2AP Theraplay is a child and [...]

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  • Cake and a Catch Up – DorsetCome along to our office at Herringston Barn, Dorchester to meet other adoptive families and our new Family Support Worker Tessa Frampton. Have time to catch up with other adoptive families and enjoy a drink and cake. Children are very welcome, there will be some toys and craft activities available. Our Cake and Catch Up sessions [...]

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  • Hill House Summer Camp 2017We are pleased to once again be offering places at Hill House Summer Camps for children aged 11 to 17 during July and August 2017. The link will give you further information, please contact Lesley Andreassen if you would like to enquire about a place. Contact details: landreassen@familiesforchildren.org.uk Week 2 (12-15yrs) 29th July – 5th [...]

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  • Falcon Camps 2017We are pleased to advise that we have been offered places at Perrott Hill and Lee Abbey Camps again this year for the following dates and age groups. Perrott Hill 1 30/07/2017 – 04/08/2017 (5 nights) Ages 11 – 14: Children need to be aged 11 by the start of the camp and still 14 [...]

    Read More
  • Read All About Adoption CatalogueCoramBAAF’s Read About Adoption mini catalogue is now available. The 8-page catalogue contains a wide range of resources for prospective adopters and adoptive families including handbooks, practical guides, personal memoirs and children’s picture books. Read About Adoption

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  • Dorset Social Activities 2017We would love you to join us in 2017 for our social activities. Aimed at all ages, the fun includes family skittles, crate stacking, coffee mornings and lots more. Keep an eye on our website for more details.      

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  • Adoption UK Dorset Support Group MeetingsYou are invited to join adopters Adoption UK support group meetings:   2017  8th February – morning 8th March – evening 12th April  – morning 10th May – evening 14th June  – morning 12th July- evening August – no meeting 13th September – evening 11th October  – morning 8th November – evening 13 December  – [...]

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  • Holi Whitehead -Adopters Counselling ServiceDo you sometimes feel like you’re the worst parent in the world? Being an adoptive parent can seem like an impossible task. Do you find yourself feeling inadequate and guilty? Do you struggle with the powerful emotions you experience as an adopter? Are you exhausted by the seemingly relentless difficulties your family has to cope [...]

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  • Pupil Premium: Was your adopted child adopted from care in England or Wales or left care in England or Wales under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements / Residence Order?Children in state-funded education in England who were adopted from care in England and Wales, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order / Residence Order are eligible to attract the pupil premium.  This includes children in alternative provision (such as an independent school or educated at home) where the [...]

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  • Adopting Together – FREE Relationship Support for Adoptive ParentsAdopting Together – Relationship Support for Adoptive Parents TCCR, in association with the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), is offering free, government funded support for adoptive couples. Our specialist services can help by: Offering a safe space to reflect on how adoption has impacted on your couple relationship Allowing for better communication between [...]

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    Somerset Support Activities

  • Therapeutic Parenting CourseWe will be running a Therapeutic Parenting Course on Thursday’s 6:00pm – 9:00pm When: 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 7th December The time is still to be confirmed If you are interested in attending the course please contact us on 01364 645480 or email devon@familiesforchildren.org.uk About the Course The Foundations for Attachment Programme is [...]

    Read More
  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsWe are proud to announce a new rolling programme of workshops for adopters and approved  adopters and those in stage 2. As part of our DfE Grant we have been funded to provide additional training to adopters to help add to their skills in supporting the children placed with them. Our first 4 workshops ready [...]

    Read More
  • Hill House Summer Camp 2017We are pleased to once again be offering places at Hill House Summer Camps for children aged 11 to 17 during July and August 2017. The link will give you further information, please contact Lesley Andreassen if you would like to enquire about a place. Contact details: landreassen@familiesforchildren.org.uk Week 2 (12-15yrs) 29th July – 5th [...]

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  • Falcon Camps 2017We are pleased to advise that we have been offered places at Perrott Hill and Lee Abbey Camps again this year for the following dates and age groups. Perrott Hill 1 30/07/2017 – 04/08/2017 (5 nights) Ages 11 – 14: Children need to be aged 11 by the start of the camp and still 14 [...]

    Read More
  • Read All About Adoption CatalogueCoramBAAF’s Read About Adoption mini catalogue is now available. The 8-page catalogue contains a wide range of resources for prospective adopters and adoptive families including handbooks, practical guides, personal memoirs and children’s picture books. Read About Adoption

    Read More
  • Holi Whitehead -Adopters Counselling ServiceDo you sometimes feel like you’re the worst parent in the world? Being an adoptive parent can seem like an impossible task. Do you find yourself feeling inadequate and guilty? Do you struggle with the powerful emotions you experience as an adopter? Are you exhausted by the seemingly relentless difficulties your family has to cope [...]

    Read More
  • Pupil Premium: Was your adopted child adopted from care in England or Wales or left care in England or Wales under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements / Residence Order?Children in state-funded education in England who were adopted from care in England and Wales, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order / Residence Order are eligible to attract the pupil premium.  This includes children in alternative provision (such as an independent school or educated at home) where the [...]

    Read More
  • Adopting Together – FREE Relationship Support for Adoptive ParentsAdopting Together – Relationship Support for Adoptive Parents TCCR, in association with the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), is offering free, government funded support for adoptive couples. Our specialist services can help by: Offering a safe space to reflect on how adoption has impacted on your couple relationship Allowing for better communication between [...]

    Read More