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Stage 1 Training

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 2021
Virtual Session

Preparation course - Stage 1 **N.B. This course needs to be booked by your social worker and is intended for those already in the assessment process** Throughout Stage One and Two of the process, you will be invited to attend a four-day preparation course; applicants are required to attend every session and to participate fully throughout. The preparation course is an interactive course, with personal experiences of adopters and children in care.  We cover subjects such as child development, how…

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Gloucester Information Session (virtual)

July 27 2021
Virtual Session

If you are interested in adopting this is a great way to learn more about the children who need adoptive families in our region. This is also an opportunity to 'meet' members of  the Adoption West Team and hear from people who have already adopted. Please note attendance at these events is by invitation only, once you have completed an Initial Enquiry, you will be contacted by one of our friendly teams who will give you instructions and timings for…

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Friends and Family Training

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 2021

This three hour virtual session will allow the friends and family of people that are adopting to gain an oversight and basic understanding of the following areas; the backgrounds of children placed for adoption attachment theory and how children placed for adoption can form healthy attachments Which will hopeful enable you  to feel better prepared and more understanding of the role you can play in supporting the adoptive parents and their children on their life long adoption journey. **N.B. This…

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Stage 1 Early Permanence (part of Prep. Course)

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 2021
Virtual Session

**N.B. This course needs to be booked by your social worker and is intended for those already in the assessment process** Adoption West believe that Early Permanence provides the best possible futures for children, we therefore give all our prospective adopters the chance to explore this option through training. The majority of adopters are approved as Early Permanence carers, so that our children experience fewer moves in their lives and can be placed with a family as early as possible, however it…

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Trowbridge Information Session (virtual)

August 11 2021
Virtual Session

If you are interested in adopting this is a great way to learn more about the children who need adoptive families in our region. This is also an opportunity to 'meet' members of  the Adoption West Team and hear from people who have already adopted. Please note attendance at these events is by invitation only, once you have completed an Initial Enquiry, you will be contacted by one of our friendly teams who will give you instructions and timings for…

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Bristol Information Session (Virtual)

August 18 2021
Virtual Session

If you are interested in adopting this is a great way to learn more about the children who need adoptive families in our region. This is also an opportunity to 'meet' members of  the Adoption West Team and hear from people who have already adopted. Please note attendance at these events is by invitation only, once you have completed an Initial Enquiry, you will be contacted by one of our friendly teams who will give you instructions and timings for…

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Gloucester Information Session (virtual)

August 24 2021
Virtual Session

If you are interested in adopting this is a great way to learn more about the children who need adoptive families in our region. This is also an opportunity to 'meet' members of  the Adoption West Team and hear from people who have already adopted. Please note attendance at these events is by invitation only, once you have completed an Initial Enquiry, you will be contacted by one of our friendly teams who will give you instructions and timings for…

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Stage 1 Training

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 2021
Virtual Session

Preparation course - Stage 1 **N.B. This course needs to be booked by your social worker and is intended for those already in the assessment process** Throughout Stage One and Two of the process, you will be invited to attend a four-day preparation course; applicants are required to attend every session and to participate fully throughout. The preparation course is an interactive course, with personal experiences of adopters and children in care.  We cover subjects such as child development, how…

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Stage 2 Training

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 2021
Virtual Session

Preparation course - Stage 2 **N.B. This course needs to be booked by your social worker and is intended for those already in the assessment process** Stage 2 of the Prep. Course covers three days; Thursday 2nd,9th,16th September Stage 1 must have been completed in advance. We encourage regular opportunities to discuss any issues that may arise. We hope this helps prepare you for the journey ahead.

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