Cornwall Support Activities

  • 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

  • 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 are piloting some coffee mornings in the North Devon area.  The first one is at our offices in Castle Hill, Filleigh, Barnstaple on Friday 21 April 10-12 noon. The aim of this time is to connect local adoptive families and meet Gill, our new Family Support Worker.  We are particularly interested in [...]

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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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    Dorset Support Activities

  • 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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  • Dorset Skate & Craft 30th AprilCome along and take part on Skating & Crafting at the Streetlight Project. Protective gear provided and must be worn. Parents to supervise children at all times. Minimum age is 10 years old. SUNDAY 30TH APRIL 6pm-8pm Streetlight Centre, Stone lane Industrial Est. Wimbourne, BH21 1HB We are holding another skate board and craft event [...]

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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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    Somerset Support Activities

  • 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 [...]

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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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