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

May
15
Wed
SafeBase Training @ St Andrew's Children's Society
May 15 @ 10:00 am – May 29 @ 4:00 pm
SafeBase Training @ St Andrew's Children's Society

SafeBase has been created to meet the demands from parents for help in dealing with challenging behaviours from their adoptive children.

Parents who have attended the SafeBase programme in the past have commented:

“I found the course very useful in reinforcing information about attachment.  However, the most valuable part of the course was access to professionals’ advice which I have followed at home with great success.”

It has helped me to reflect upon the reasons behind behaviour and gain a better understanding of the impact I may have on those behaviours.”

The dates for this training are 15th, 16th, 22nd and 29th May 2019.

All refreshments and lunches are provided.

The cost per family is £1,000.00 and this is usually funded by the family’s placing authority.

Please call 0131 454 3370 and ask to speak to the Duty Worker or email info@standrews-children.org.uk to find out more or make a booking.

 

Jun
5
Wed
Coffee, Tea and Cake! @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee, Tea and Cake! @ St Andrew's Children's Society

You are warmly invited to come along to our Coffee, Tea and Cake event on Wednesday, 5th June. The event runs from 10.30am until 12 noon and you can pop in at any time.

You’ll be able to speak to other adoptive parents and foster carers and share your experiences. Our highly trained social workers will also be there to answer any questions you have.

This event is open to all adoptive parents and foster carers, not just St Andrew’s Children’s Society adoptive parents and foster carers.

We really hope you can join us. Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk if you would like to come so we make sure we have plenty of cake for everyone!

Jun
11
Tue
Parent and Child Theraplay© Session @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent and Child Theraplay© Session @ St Andrew's Children's Society

St Andrew’s Children’s Society are running a Parent and Child Theraplay© Session for families with children aged 2-4 years.

Theraplay© uses engaging, interactive, playful and fun activities to promote attachment. These activities help to build positive parent-child relationships and to meet the needs of children who have experienced loss, disruption, difficult early experiences and gaps in their early development. This will also be an opportunity to meet with other adopters with children of a similar age.

The group is aimed at families who have had a child placed in the last year. Most of the activities are done in pairs so we would ask that one adult attend per child.

Tea, coffee and a snack will be provided at 11am when the session finishes.

We hope you can join us.

Please call 0131 454 3370 and ask to speak to our Duty Worker to reserve a space or email info@standrews-children.org.uk.

Jun
22
Sat
Edinburgh Gay Pride @ Edinburgh Gay Pride
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Gay Pride @ Edinburgh Gay Pride

Thinking about adoption or fostering? Come and speak to us at our stand at Edinburgh Gay Pride on Saturday, 22 June from 12 noon to 5pm. Our stand is in the Edinburgh University Student Union, Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ. We can answer any questions you have and tell you all about the adoption and fostering process.

If you would like to speak to someone before the event please call 0131 454 3370 and ask to speak to our Duty Worker or email info@standrews-children.org.uk and someone will get back to you.

Hope to see you then!

Jul
6
Sat
Fife Gay Pride @ Fife Gay Pride
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fife Gay Pride @ Fife Gay Pride

Thinking about adoption or fostering? Come and speak to us at our stand at Fife Gay Pride on Saturday, 6 July from 1pm to 5pm. Our stand is outside Kirkcaldy Town House, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XW. We can answer any questions you have and tell you all about the adoption and fostering process.

If you would like to speak to someone before the event please call 0131 454 3370 and ask to speak to our Duty Worker or email info@standrews-children.org.uk and someone will get back to you.

Hope to see you then!