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Stage 1 Training

September 20 @ 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 Early Permanence (part of Prep. Course)

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Interested in adopting siblings?

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am 2021

Join us for a coffee and meet members of our wonderful team and an adopter for an informal chat about adopting siblings. This virtual event (hosted on Microsoft Teams), is an opportunity to find out more about adopting siblings, from the people that have actually done it. There is a growing need for adopters to consider siblings with, according to the most recent data (provided nationally) out of 2,030 children waiting to be adopted, 890 are in a sibling group.…

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Stage 1 Early Permanence (part of Prep. Course)

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 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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10 Online Week Therapeutic Parenting course – for existing adopters

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 2021
Virtual Session

Do you sometimes find your child’s behaviour hard to understand? Do some of your parenting techniques seem ineffective? We are running a course for  our adoptive parents looking specifically at the impact of children’s early experiences on their behaviour and emotional well-being. We will be exploring alternative parenting ideas and strategies. The course runs for 10 weeks, from the 30th September until the 9th December (with a break for half-term on October 28th), from 10am until 12pm and will be…

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Friends and Family Training

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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 2 Training

October 7 @ 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 7th, 14th, 21st October. 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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Stage 1 Training

October 18 @ 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

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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** Stage 2 of the Prep. Course covers three days; Thursday 4th, 11th 18th November 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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