We hope to include events that might be of interest to you. If you are aware of an event that might be of interest to our families (and potential families), then let your own or our duty social worker know and we will include it here. Let us know: Event name, date time & place, costs involved, booking information and contact details.

We will endeavour to keep forthcoming events as up-to-date as possible. Everything happening at or from our Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices will be included, but if you want an appropriate event advertised, please let us know. Email info@standrews-children.org.uk

Apr
25
Wed
Enquire Input – Helping you to understand additional support for learning @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Enquire Input - Helping you to understand additional support for learning @ St Andrew's Children's Society

If you think your child is in need of additional support at school, this is an opportunity to find out more about this vital area of support.

Refreshments

May
4
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Take the next step towards adopting a child with St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Lunch & refreshments

May
11
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Take the next step towards adopting a child with St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Lunch & refreshments

May
18
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Take the next step towards adopting a child with St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Lunch & refreshments

May
25
Fri
W.I.S.E. UP Workshop for 7 to 9 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
W.I.S.E. UP Workshop for 7 to 9 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Families of adopted children and the children themselves are not strangers to intrusive questions about private information, such as “Is that your real child (or mother)?” and “Why did your mother give you away?” While the questions may be benign, they can be uncomfortable to handle and harmful to a child’s self-esteem. To counteract this, The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) in Maryland has developed an empowering tool for adoptive children and their families. The “W.I.S.E. Up!” tool is based on the premise that adoptive children are wiser about adoption than peers who are not adopted. The tool uses the acronym W.I.S.E. to teach children four options for responding to uncomfortable questions: W (walk away), I (ignore or change the subject), S (share what you are comfortable sharing), and E (educate about adoption in general). Staff can assist adoptive families by introducing them to this empowering tool.

Separate workshop for parents

Refreshments

May
26
Sat
W.I.S.E. UP Workshop for 10 to 12 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
W.I.S.E. UP Workshop for 10 to 12 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Families of adopted children and the children themselves are not strangers to intrusive questions about private information, such as “Is that your real child (or mother)?” and “Why did your mother give you away?” While the questions may be benign, they can be uncomfortable to handle and harmful to a child’s self-esteem. To counteract this, The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) in Maryland has developed an empowering tool for adoptive children and their families. The “W.I.S.E. Up!” tool is based on the premise that adoptive children are wiser about adoption than peers who are not adopted. The tool uses the acronym W.I.S.E. to teach children four options for responding to uncomfortable questions: W (walk away), I (ignore or change the subject), S (share what you are comfortable sharing), and E (educate about adoption in general). Staff can assist adoptive families by introducing them to this empowering tool.

Separate workshop for parents

Refreshments

Jun
6
Wed
Safe Internet Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Safe Internet Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Social Media can create problems for an adoptive of foster family. This second workshop will highlight some of the dangers and what you should be aware of.

Refreshments

Aug
17
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Take the next step towards adopting a child with St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Lunch & refreshments

Aug
24
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Take the next step towards adopting a child with St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Lunch & refreshments

Aug
31
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Take the next step towards adopting a child with St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Lunch & refreshments