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

Jan
24
Fri
Dad’s Pizza Night @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dad's Pizza Night @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to be holding a Dad’s Pizza Night in our Aberdeen Office on Friday, 24 Jan 2020 from 6.30-8.30pm.

If you are one of our adoptive dads, please join us for some pizza and chat.

Call 01224 878 158 if you would like to come along.

Jan
29
Wed
Introduction to Theraplay @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – Jan 30 @ 12:30 pm
Introduction to Theraplay @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to be delivering an Introduction to using Theraplay ® session on 29th and 30th Jan from 10am to 12.30pm.

This training is aimed at adoptive parents and foster parents who are living with children who have had a difficult start in their early lives.

Theraplay ® is a way of communicating with your child, in a playful and engaging way, that helps to build trust and strengthen relationships.

Spaces are limited, so please book early.

To book please call the duty worker or email info@standrews-children.org.uk

Feb
7
Fri
Coffee Morning in Aberdeen Office @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Coffee Morning in Aberdeen Office @ St Andrew's Children's Society

St Andrew’s Children’s Society in Aberdeen would like to invite all its wonderful adoptive parents and foster carers to its next coffee morning which is being held on Friday, 7 Feb from 11am to 1pm.

Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole time, just come along for a bit.

There will be lots of cake and plenty of opportunity to speak to other St Andrew’s Children’s Society parents and our Senior Practitioners.

Please call 01224 878 158 if you are going to be able to join us so that we can be sure to bake enough cakes!!

 

 

Feb
12
Wed
RelaxKids for 3-8 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

We are delighted to announce that we will be running a RelaxKids session on 12 February 2020 from 10am to 11.15am for 3-8 years olds.

Sarah our RelaxKids coach has delivered sessions in the past, which families really enjoyed.

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk to book your places. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

 

Feb
25
Tue
Parent and Child Theraplay Pop-Up @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parent and Child Theraplay Pop-Up @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to be holding a Parent and Child Theraplay© Pop-Up Session on Tuesday, 25 February from 11am to 12 noon.

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.

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.

Mar
2
Mon
Single Adopters Group @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Single Adopters Group @ St Andrew's Children's Society

The Single Adopters Group are meeting again at St Andrew’s Children’s Society in Edinburgh on Monday, 2nd March from 10am -11.30pm.

All single adopters are welcome to come along for a catch up/check in and refreshment.

Please get in touch if you would like to join us by calling 0131 454 3370 or emailing info@standrews-children.org.uk. Thank you.

Mar
3
Tue
Friends and Family Evening @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friends and Family Evening @ St Andrew's Children's Society

This evening 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.

Mar
27
Fri
Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work: with Richard Rose @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm
Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work: with Richard Rose @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to announce Richard Rose will be delivering his highly respected Professional Diploma in Theraputic Life in partnership with Children in Scotland and St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

The Professional Diploma is taught over the course of a year:

Block 1: 27, 28 & 29 March 2020

Block 2: 19, 20 & 21 June 2020

Block 3: 11, 12 & 13 September 2020

Block 4: 4, 5 & 6 December 2020

This training has been delivered in several countries across the world.

To book a place, please contact www.childreninscotland.org.uk.

Apr
1
Wed
Identity and Adolescent Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Identity and Adolescent Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Are you an adoptive parent or foster carer to an adolescent? Join us on Wednesday, 1 April 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.

Apr
8
Wed
RelaxKids for 3-8 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
RelaxKids for 3-8 year olds @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to announce that we will be running another RelaxKids session on 8 April 2020 from 10am to 11.15am for 3-8 years olds.

Sarah our RelaxKids coach has delivered sessions in the past, which families really enjoyed.

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk to book your places. We look forward to seeing you here!