Wales


We provide support to adopters and prospective adopters in Wales through a dedicated office, based in Cardiff. This page provides information on adoption and the kind of support we can provide for adopters in Wales.

For information on COVID-19 and support during this time please click here

Please note: During these unprecedented times, training & face to face events have been cancelled for the time being. They will resume as soon as it’s safe & appropriate and we will update accordingly.

In the meantime, you can take part in our Adoption UK Wales Online Training: download the flyer for more info and dates.

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Training courses for adoptive parents, kinship carers and professionals working in adoption.

Our training courses are currently being held safely online for participants in Wales. Courses are suitable for adoptive parents, kinship carers, foster carers and social workers to attend alongside one another and are FULLY FUNDED. Please note some courses are open to members of Adoption UK only.

Courses can also be commissioned by adoption agencies in Wales. For further details and a full list of all available courses, please contact [email protected]

 

Course description

Date/Time/Location

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Digital Safeguarding seminar (AUK members)

A seminar for adoptive parents and carers exploring how to keep children and young people safe and resilient when using new technology, gaming, social media and digital applications.

This course has 2 sessions.

 

 

Thursday 6 and Wednesday 12 May

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 

    



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Tricky Times

A half day training workshop focusing on helping children and carers cope at times of uncertainty.  This interactive session provides strategies to support children and young people through times of uncertainty but to also address how this impacts the parents.

 

 

Tuesday 18 May

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 

 



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Challenging Behaviour – understanding and addressing it.

The course is suitable for all parents, carers and practitioners, particularly those with younger children who are keen to understand any emerging behaviours that they are concerned about. This course is based on the online course developed with AFA Cymru and available on the NAS website. 

 

 

Wednesday 16 June

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 

 



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Life Journey Work Focus Group

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduce the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit.  An opportunity to ask all those niggling questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity. 

 

 

Thursday 17 June

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 

 



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Self-care workshop

This 2-hour workshop will focus on self-care for parents.  It’s an opportunity for parents to learn more about the importance of self-care and help them find time in every hectic day for moments of pure, selfish indulgence.  

 

 

Wednesday 23 June

7.00pm to 9.00pm

Online

 

 



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Helping your adopted child to cope in school

An opportunity to look at how to support children through the many transitions that happen in school.  It will focus on the importance of planning ahead, talking with children and lots of practical tips to support transitions – the big ones (e.g. from primary to secondary school) and the small ones (e.g. from home to school each morning or from classroom to classroom). 

 

 

Thursday 24 June

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

Flip side of the same coin (AUK members)

This workshop is delivered by a specialist children’s occupational therapist and provides opportunities to talk about the links between sensory and emotional issues for adopted children, and how using connected play and developing relationships can help in child development.

 

 

Wednesday 30 June

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

Challenging Behaviour – understanding and addressing it.

The course is suitable for all parents, carers and practitioners, particularly those with younger children who are keen to understand any emerging behaviours that they are concerned about. This course is based on the online course developed with AFA Cymru and available on the NAS website. 

 

 

Wednesday 22 September

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

 

Digital Safeguarding seminar (AUK members)

A seminar for adoptive parents and carers exploring how to keep children and young people safe and resilient when using new technology, gaming, social media and digital applications.

This course has 2 sessions.

 

 

Monday 27 September and Monday 4 October

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

Self-care workshop

This 2-hour workshop will focus on self-care for parents.  It’s an opportunity for parents to learn more about the importance of self-care and help them find time in every hectic day for moments of pure, selfish indulgence.  

 

 

Thursday 30 September

10.00am to 12.00pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

Tricky Times

A half day training workshop focusing on helping children and carers cope at times of uncertainty.  This interactive session provides strategies to support children and young people through times of uncertainty but to also address how this impacts the parents.

 

 

Tuesday 12 October

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

Helping your adopted child to cope in school

An opportunity to look at how to support children through the many transitions that happen in school.  It will focus on the importance of planning ahead, talking with children and lots of practical tips to support transitions – the big ones (e.g. from primary to secondary school) and the small ones (e.g. from home to school each morning or from classroom to classroom). 

 

 

Wednesday 13 October

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

Flip side of the same coin (AUK members)

This workshop is delivered by a specialist children’s occupational therapist and provides opportunities to talk about the links between sensory and emotional issues for adopted children, and how using connected play and developing relationships can help in child development.

 

 

Wednesday 3 November

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

Challenging Behaviour – understanding and addressing it.

The course is suitable for all parents, carers and practitioners, particularly those with younger children who are keen to understand any emerging behaviours that they are concerned about. This course is based on the online course developed with AFA Cymru and available on the NAS website. 

 

 

Wednesday 10 November

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 

 




Book now

 

Life Journey Work Focus Group

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduce the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit.  An opportunity to ask all those niggling questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity. 

 

Wednesday 24 November

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 

 



Book now

 

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