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

Sep
18
Wed
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Due to the success of our first event in June we are holding two more Cake, Coffee and Chat events. This is a great opportunity to meet with other adopters and foster carers for a chat and to share experiences.

Our highly trained Senior Practitioners will also be on hand to speak to you, offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to join us please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk and we’ll add your name to the list. Just like the last time this event is open to all adopters and foster carers, not just St Andrew’s Children’s Society adopters and foster carers.

Really hope you can join us.

 

In addition to this event we are holding one on Wed 9th October from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Sep
23
Mon
Theraplay Level 1 @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm
Theraplay Level 1 @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to welcome Annie Kiermaier from the Institute for Theraplay Chicago, back to St Andrew’s Children’s Society in Edinburgh to deliver another Level 1/MIMS training to a variety of professionals working with children and their parents.

This training is over the course of a full week:

Monday, 23rd September 9am to 5pm

Tuesday, 24th September 9am to 5pm

Wednesday, 25th September 9am to 5pm

Thursday, 26th September 9am to 5pm

Friday, 27th September 9am to 5pm

There are some places still available, please contact Sandra Williams or Rita Grant for further information on 0131 454 3370.

Sep
25
Wed
Adoption Information Evening, Glasgow @ Virgin Money Lounge
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adoption Information Evening, Glasgow @ Virgin Money Lounge

Thinking About Adoption?

How do you adopt a child? What support is available to you? What are the children like who are looking to be adopted?

These are just some of the questions we’ll be answering during our adoption information evening at the Virgin Money Lounge in Glasgow on Wednesday, 25th September from 6pm – 8pm. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask our highly trained and experienced Senior Practitioners all the questions you want about adopting a child.

We will even have one of our amazing adopters with us on the night who will tell you about their experiences of adopting and the journey they took.

Whatever stage you are at in your adoption journey, be it just starting to think about adoption or really sure that you want to adopt, come and join us to find out what it’s like to adopt a child and how to take that next, important step.

How to Find Out More

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk if you would like to find out more or speak to someone about the event.

How to Book a Ticket

You can book a ticket on Eventbrite using the link below or let us know you are coming by using the contact details above.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-andrews-childrens-society-17771229872

You can also just turn up on the night.

We really hope you can join us.

We welcome enquiries to adopt from all members of the community including single people and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

Sep
27
Fri
Macmillan Coffee Morning @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Macmillan Coffee Morning @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We’d like to invite all our wonderful families to join us at our Macmillan Coffee Morning fundraising event here in Edinburgh on Friday, 27th September. There will be lots of tasty home-baking on offer as well as a nice cuppa to wash it all down! All donations raised will go to supporting the incredible work Macmillan Cancer Support do.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with other families and take time out to recharge your batteries. Pop in whenever suits you from 9am to 1pm. Children are very welcome.

There’s no need to bring a cake but if you would like to and you’re looking for ideas there are lots of tempting baking recipes on the Macmillan website: https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/baking-recipes/

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.or.uk if you would like to join us so we can make sure we bake enough cakes!

Really hope you can join us.

Oct
9
Wed
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Join us for Cake, Coffee and Chat on Wed, 9th Oct from 10.30am to 12 noon. You’ll be able to meet with other adopters and foster carers so that you can chat to them and share experiences.

Our highly trained Senior Practitioners will also be on hand to speak to you, offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to join us please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk and we’ll add your name to the list. Just like before this event is open to all adopters and foster carers, not just St Andrew’s Children’s Society adopters and foster carers.

We hope you can join us.

 

 

Family & Friends Input @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family & Friends Input @ St Andrew's Children's Society

This workshop would be especially useful for anyone whose friend, son or daughter is in the process of becoming an adoptive parent or is already one.

The purpose of the workshop is to give you information on how to understand the child and support the parents.

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk if you would like to join us.

Oct
21
Mon
Musicares Event @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Musicares Event @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Dear Parent,

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a Taster Session with a range of musicians from  Musicares, a project that has been working with young people from 8-18 years of age. On 21st October (school hols) from 10-12.30pm you and your child/ren are invited to come along and experience using instruments including: drums, guitar, keyboards and even maybe how to write a song! As well as possibly trying out being a DJ and music production equipment. From this taster, there will be the opportunity to decide on a number of group or individual tuition sessions that will be offered to your child/young person. Music is recognised as a powerful means of communication and expression. The musicians involved have all worked with young people in care, and want to extend this to the families we work with.

We are aiming for 8 years of age and up. So if you have a budding songwriter/singer/guitarist in your family, bring them along.

Please phone 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrew-children.org.uk to book in….we look forward to hearing from you.

Oct
25
Fri
Messy Play! @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Messy Play! @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Join us on Friday, 25 October from 10.30am until 12 noon for some serious messy play fun!

This event is ideal for 3 to 8 year olds and their parents.

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk if you would like to take part as places are limited.

We’re going to have such a great time!

Oct
30
Wed
SafeBase Training @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – Nov 13 @ 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 30th and 31st October and 6th and 13th November 2019.

All refreshments and lunches are provided.

The cost per family is £1,000 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.

 

Nov
20
Wed
Safer Internet Training – Free Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Safer Internet Training – Free Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society

St Andrew’s Children’s Society will be running an interactive, fun Safer Internet Workshop for Parents, Foster Parents and Staff on Wednesday 20 November 2019 from 10.30am to 1.00pm at St Andrew’s Children’s Society, 7 Johns Place Edinburgh EH6 7EL and we’d love it if you could join us.

The workshop aims to raise awareness of online issues including opportunities and risks, social networking, current trends and helpful strategies to keep our children safe online.

The day will also offer an opportunity and space to share knowledge, experiences and exchange ideas.

This workshop is free so why not book your place today by calling The Duty Worker on 0131 454 3370 or emailing info@standrews-children.org.uk?