Devon Support Activities

  • coffee_morning 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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  • nvr 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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  • Cerebra-AW-logo_RGB-website Cerebra Event in Exeter on 30th MarchWe would like to invite you to an Anxiety and Sleep Event that our Sleep Practitioner for the South-West area, Sarah Coldrey, has organised, the details are:  When? Thursday 30th March 2017     10:15am – 1:15pm  Where? Pinhoe Road Baptist Church Pinhoe Road Exeter EX4 7HZ   Event Description Lisa McGullah from South-West Autism Support will [...]

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  • toddlers 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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  • Parenting-teens2 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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  • safety-first 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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  • shutterstock_57919888 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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  • LargerforNews-3098 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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    Dorset Support Activities

  • activities 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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  • skate park 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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  • shutterstock_57919888 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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  • LargerforNews-3098 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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  • download 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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  • Adoption400x400 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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