Training for Adoption

We are currently following Government guidelines to prevent and limit the spread of Covid-19.

As a result of this we have had to change how we deliver our training. We are providing limited virtual training and have sourced a number of free online courses for you to complete in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.

Please click here to visit our online training resources.

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Becoming an Adoptive Parent is an invaluable decision. We appreciate that each adopter brings their own set of unique skills and life experiences to the process and we hope to complement those with specialist and essential training and support throughout the process.

We are committed to providing the best training on all subjects relevant. With policies and legislation updating, the needs of children evolving, and the challenges faced differing with each case, we consider it vital to provide training that gives carers and adopters the tools they need to offer the best care in all circumstances.

Training and ongoing support offers Adopters the opportunity to develop skills and to build the confidence they need for their new roles.

To book training contact your assessing social worker or the social worker from the permanence team.

Up-coming available training courses

Course Title Trust Area Location Date Time
Preparing to Adopt* Northern Robinson Hospital, Ballymoney,BT53 6HB. Tuesday 12th May 2020 9.30am – 4.30pm
Preparing to Adopt* Northern Robinson Hospital, Ballymoney,BT53 6HB. Wednesday 20th May 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Preparing to Adopt* Northern Robinson Hospital, Ballymoney,BT53 6HB. Wednesday 27th May 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Preparing to Adopt* Northern Robinson Hospital, Ballymoney,BT53 6HB. Wednesday 3rd June 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Preparing to Adopt* Northern Holiday Inn Express, Ballymena, Antrim BT41 4LL. Friday 20th November 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Northern Holiday Inn Express, Ballymena, Antrim BT41 4LL. Friday 27th November 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Northern Holiday Inn Express, Ballymena, Antrim BT41 4LL. Saturday 28th November 2020 10.00am – 1.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Southern  Portadown Health Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown, BT62 3BU. Friday 24th April 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Southern  Portadown Health Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown, BT62 3BU. Friday 1st May 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Southern  Portadown Health Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown, BT62 3BU. Friday 15th May 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Southern  Portadown Health Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown, BT62 3BU. Friday 11th September 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Southern  Portadown Health Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown, BT62 3BU. Friday 18th September 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Preparing to Adopt* Southern  Portadown Health Centre, Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown, BT62 3BU. Friday 25th September 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Follow-up Concurrent Care Day Southern WIN Business Park, Newry, BT35 6PH  Friday 12th June 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Follow-up Concurrent Care Day Southern WIN Business Park, Newry, BT35 6PH Friday 6th November 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Making the Move Moving a Child from Fostering into Adoptive Placement South Eastern Room 1, Lough House, Ards Hospital, Newtownards, BT23 Thursday 2nd April 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Equality and Human Rights South Eastern Boardroom, Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn, BT28 1JP Thursday 28th March 2020 9.15am – 10.45am
SET Connects Workshops South Eastern Room 1, Lough House, Ards Hospital, Newtownards, BT23 4AS Wednesday 25th March 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Solihull Approach – Understanding your Adopted Child’s Behaviour South Eastern Grove House, 79 Antrim Road, Ballynahinch, BT24 8AN Tuesday 24th March 2020 10.00am – 3.00pm
Solihull Approach – Understanding your Adopted Child’s Behaviour South Eastern Grove House, 79 Antrim Road, Ballynahinch, BT24 8AN Tuesday 31st March 2020 10.00am – 3.00pm
Parent and Child Yoga South Eastern Thriving Life Church, Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards, BT23 4EA Wednesday 22nd April 2020 10.00am  – 12.00pm
Parent and Child Yoga South Eastern Thriving Life Church, Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards, BT23 4EA Wednesday 29th April 2020 10.00am  – 12.00pm
Parent and Child Yoga South Eastern Thriving Life Church, Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards, BT23 4EA Wednesday 6th May 2020 10.00am  – 12.00pm
Parent and Child Yoga South Eastern Thriving Life Church, Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards, BT23 4EA Wednesday 13th May 2020 10.00am  – 12.00pm
Preparing for Permanence Western  Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Road, Strabane, BT82 9FR  Wednesday 25th March 2020
Preparing for Permanence Western  Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Road, Strabane, BT82 9FR Thursday 26th March 2020
Preparing for Permanence Western  Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Road, Strabane, BT82 9FR Friday 27th March 2020

*You must attend all sessions of the course, please see social worker as this varies across trusts*

 

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