Cornwall Support Activities

  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsCOMING SOON ! We are excited to announce that from July there will be additional learning workshops for adopters and prospective adopters covering a variety of subjects.  These are all stand-alone workshops that will be free to participants (small donation for refreshments!) and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding in particular areas and offer support [...]

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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

  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsCOMING SOON ! We are excited to announce that from July there will be additional learning workshops for adopters and prospective adopters covering a variety of subjects.  These are all stand-alone workshops that will be free to participants (small donation for refreshments!) and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding in particular areas and offer support [...]

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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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    Dorset Support Activities

  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsCOMING SOON ! We are excited to announce that from July there will be additional learning workshops for adopters and prospective adopters covering a variety of subjects.  These are all stand-alone workshops that will be free to participants (small donation for refreshments!) and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding in particular areas and offer support [...]

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  • Dorset Summer PicnicWe invite you to come along and enjoy our 2017 Summer Picnic. SUMMER PICNIC SUNDAY 16th JULY 2017 BRYANSTON SCHOOL BLANDFORD DT11 0PX Timetable of events  12:00—1:15 Swimming (Swimming hats supplied. Please bring your own swimming nappies for babies) 1:15—2:00 Picnic lunches bring your own! 1.00 onwards – African Drumming Circus Skills workshop, And Small Corner for younger [...]

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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 [...]

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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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  • 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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    Somerset Support Activities

  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsCOMING SOON ! We are excited to announce that from July there will be additional learning workshops for adopters and prospective adopters covering a variety of subjects.  These are all stand-alone workshops that will be free to participants (small donation for refreshments!) and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding in particular areas and offer support [...]

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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

    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 [...]

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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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