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

Feb
12
Tue
RelaxKids Session/Chill Skills Session @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
RelaxKids Session/Chill Skills Session @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Come and learn how to relax and chill out at our free RelaxKids & Chill Skills sessions with the wonderful Sarah from RelaxKids on Tuesday, 12th February from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The RelaxKids session starts at 10.30am and is for parents and children under 11 years of age (together). The Chills Skills session starts at 11.30am and is for young people from the age of 12 upwards. This session is a little more advanced and will have a focus on transitions, brain changes and other fun activities.

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.

You can find out more about RelaxKids by visiting their website:
https://www.relaxkids.com

We hope you can join us!

Feb
20
Wed
Introduction to Using Theraplay Dimensions @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Using Theraplay Dimensions @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to announce that we are holding an Introduction to Using Theraplay Dimensions event on Wednesday, 20th February from 10am to 12.30pm. Theraplay is proving to be a significantly positive experience for adopted and foster care families and we would like you to join us to find out how Theraplay can help create more trusting and secure attachments between children and their caregivers. This event is open to everyone and will be of particular interest to adoptive parents and foster carers.

Please note that there is a nominal charge of £25 for this training event for non St Andrew’s Children’s Society families. If you are an adoptive parent or foster carer outwith St Andrew’s Children’s Society you could contact your local authority to see if they might fund it.

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.

Mar
4
Mon
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Information Evening, Aberdeen @ Cheerz Bar
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are warmly invited to attend our LGBT Adoption & Fostering Information Evening at Cheerz Bar, 2 Exchange St, Aberdeen AB11 6PH  as part of LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2019 on Mon, 4th March from 6pm to 8pm.

This is an informal Information Evening where you can find out more about the adoption and fostering process, who the children are in need of adoptive and foster care families and what support we can offer you.

The evening will consist of a short presentation from two of our experienced social workers, followed by the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. In addition to this one of our adopters will share their adoption experience with you and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions.

You can book your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbt-adoption-fostering-information-evening-aberdeen-tickets-54694268028?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the event or anything else for that matter. You can call us on 0131 454 3370 and ask to speak to the Duty Worker. We’re open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and we’re always happy to speak to you. Alternatively please send an email to info@standrews-children.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

It’s going to be a great evening and we hope you can join us.

Workshop for Adopters’ Friends & Family @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Workshop for Adopters' Friends & Family @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Is someone in your family an adoptive parent or in the process of adopting a child? Or do you have a friend who has adopted a child or is thinking about it? Come along to our Workshop for Adopters’ Friends & Family on Monday, 4th March from 6pm to 8pm to find out more about what it really means to adopt a child, both for the parent and the child.

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.

Mar
5
Tue
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Information Evening, Glasgow @ Speakeasy
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are warmly invited to attend our LGBT Adoption & Fostering Information Evening at Speakeasy, 10 John St, Glasgow G1 1JQ as part of LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2019 on Tues, 5th March from 6pm to 8pm.

This is an informal Information Evening where you can find out more about the adoption and fostering process, who the children are in need of adoptive and foster care families and what support we can offer you.

The evening will consist of a short presentation from two of our experienced social workers, followed by the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. In addition to this one of our adopters will share their adoption experience with you and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions.

You can book your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbt-adoption-fostering-information-evening-glasgow-tickets-54693499730?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the event or anything else for that matter. You can call us on 0131 454 3370 and ask to speak to the Duty Worker. We’re open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and we’re always happy to speak to you. Alternatively please send an email to info@standrews-children.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

It’s going to be a great evening and we hope you can join us.

 

Mar
6
Wed
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Information Evening, Edinburgh @ CC Blooms
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are warmly invited to attend our LGBT Adoption & Fostering Information Evening at CC Blooms, 23-24 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA as part of LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2019 on Wed, 6th March from 6pm to 8pm.

This is an informal Information Evening where you can find out more about the adoption and fostering process, who the children are in need of adoptive and foster care families and what support we can offer you.

The evening will consist of a short presentation from two of our experienced social workers, followed by the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. In addition to this one of our adopters will share their adoption experience with you and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions.

We are also delighted to announce that the amazing Edinburgh Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing towards the end of the evening.

You can book your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbt-adoption-fostering-information-evening-edinburgh-tickets-54650957485?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the event or anything else for that matter. You can call us on 0131 454 3370 and ask to speak to the Duty Worker. We’re open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and we’re always happy to speak to you. Alternatively please send an email to info@standrews-children.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

It’s going to be a great evening and we hope you can join us.

 

Mar
27
Wed
Training on Adolescence @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Training on Adolescence @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Are you an adoptive parent or foster carer to an adolescent? Join us on Wednesday, 27th March from 10am to 12.30pm to find out what changes you might expect to see in your adolescent’s behaviour and how best to respond and help them through this time.

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.