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

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

Sep
16
Sun
Edinburgh Kilt Walk
Sep 16 all-day

A FUN DAY for all the family. The KiltWalk has attracted walkers of all ages. You can enter THE WEE WANDER – approximately 6 miles, so perfect for the whole family as it only takes on average 2 to 3 hours. Or there is THE BIG STROLL of 13 miles, ideal for a group of colleagues or friends and taking between 4 & 6 hours. The biggest KiltWalk Challenge is THE MIGHTY STRIDE of 26 miles – the ultimate Kiltwalk experience. We hope that many supporters will join members of SACS staff – don your kilts and walk to support St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

Please contact Dan Docwra, our fundraiser for entry details and sponsorship forms and how to register with Virginmoneygiving for on-line donations.

Sep
17
Mon
Theraplay Training – Level 1/MIMS ( for Professional practitioners, teachers, etc.) @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day

A full five day week programme, a full five day week programme, focussing on how Theraplay can help create more trusting and secure attachments between children and their care givers.  Theraplay is proving to be a significantly positive experience for adopted families.  It is no surprise that many social workers, educators, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services workers, and independent therapists are seeking out this training in order to work with their families. on how Theraplay can help create more trusting and secure attachments between children and their care givers.  Theraplay is proving to be a significantly positive experience for adopted families.  It is no surprise that many social workers, educators, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services workers, and independent therapists are seeking out this training in order to work with their families.

Sep
26
Wed
Talking about Adoption – Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Talking about Adoption - Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society

An opportunity to talk about any aspect of the adoption process with the people who know.

Refreshments

Oct
26
Fri
W.I.S.E. UP Workshop for 7 to 9 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Oct
27
Sat
W.I.S.E. UP workshop for 10 to 12 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 27 @ 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

Nov
2
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

Lunch & refreshments

Nov
9
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

Lunch & refreshments

Nov
16
Fri
Adoption Preparation Course @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

Lunch & refreshments