Cornwall Support Activities

  • Cornwall Welly Walk – TruroPerfect for little legs, looking for an adventure we invite you to join us for a morning Welly Walk in beautiful gardens near Truro Date: Saturday 9th December 2017 Venue: Confirmed on booking Time: 10am to 11am. Booking is essential. If you would like to attend please contact Helen on hwaring@familiesforchildren.org.uk

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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 WorkshopsFamilies for Children are excited to announce that we are now offering a series of workshops aimed at supporting adopters who are either in Stage 2 of assessment, looking for children or  have a child in placement already.  These are all  stand-alone workshops FREE to participants and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding  in areas [...]

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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

  • Devon FASD GroupThe FASD Trust have a network of link groups across the UK which provide support to all those affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, including children and adolescents and their parents, carers and guardians. A group of volunteers, all of whom who are currently parenting children diagnosed with FAS/FASD, have come together to set up a [...]

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  • New Coffee Morning – Tiverton We have a new coffee morning starting in Tiverton this month. Join us on Wednesday 29th November from 10am, upstairs at The Flying Pickle, 40 Gold Street, Tiverton. Call Gill on 01271 612004 or email GCoram@familiesforchildren.org.uk for more details.

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  • Relax Kids Taster SessionWhen : Thursday 23 November Time:   7.30pm Place:   Barnstaple confirmed on booking Amber Snell from Relax Kids is offering a Chill and Chat session for parents to learn more about Relax Kids and how it can help children focus and concentrate.  FFC are happy to host this information sharing event to introduce you to Relax [...]

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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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  • 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 WorkshopsFamilies for Children are excited to announce that we are now offering a series of workshops aimed at supporting adopters who are either in Stage 2 of assessment, looking for children or  have a child in placement already.  These are all  stand-alone workshops FREE to participants and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding  in areas [...]

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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 from 10.00-11.30am every third Wednesday of the month 2017 18th October 15 November 2018 17th January 2018 The aim of this time is to connect local adoptive families  both from FFC and local authorities. For venue details please [...]

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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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  • 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 in Plymouth. Next planned meeting:  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 more details please call us on 01364 645480

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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

  • Dorset Children’s Christmas Party 2017Families for Children & Aspire Adoption invite you to join us at our Adoption Christmas Party for children aged 10 and under Sunday 3rd December 2017  2pm—5pm Timetable 2.00pm Arrive 2.15pm Jamie Jigsaw– Games & Entertainment 3.00pm Tea 3.30pm More Jamie Jigsaw 4.00pm Father Christmas 4.30pm Photos R.S.V.P. Biddy Fox on 0300 123 9868 or email enquiries@aspireadoption.co.uk *Please be [...]

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  • 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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  • 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 WorkshopsFamilies for Children are excited to announce that we are now offering a series of workshops aimed at supporting adopters who are either in Stage 2 of assessment, looking for children or  have a child in placement already.  These are all  stand-alone workshops FREE to participants and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding  in areas [...]

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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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  • 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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  • DorseskittlesWe 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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  • 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 [...]

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  • FREE Adopters WorkshopsFamilies for Children are excited to announce that we are now offering a series of workshops aimed at supporting adopters who are either in Stage 2 of assessment, looking for children or  have a child in placement already.  These are all  stand-alone workshops FREE to participants and are aimed at enhancing adopters understanding  in areas [...]

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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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