Event diary

Our event diary shows you all of the activity that is happening within the SWLA Consortium.

We hold frequent adoption information meetings that give you the information you need about adopting with us and what it’s really like. The sessions are friendly, relaxed and are led by our specialised social workers. You can come along, take all the information away with you and just listen.

To come along to one of these meetings, fill in our contact form or call us on 0300 123 8085. You will also see in our diary the dates of our upcoming adoption preparation training.

Prospective adopters undertake the adoption preparation training in stage two of their assessment. We have also included all of our upcoming adoption support sessions. This is to give you a good idea of what support is available to our adopters post-approval.

Events happening in January

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Morden - Information meeting

5.00-7.00pm

Our adoption information meetings give you the information you need about adopting with us and what it's really like. The sessions are friendly, relaxed and are led by our specialised social workers and supported by adopters. To come along to one of these meetings, fill in our contact form or call us on 0300 123 8085, to confirm your place.

Events happening in February

Adoption Drop-In one-to-one 30 minute appointments available.

Adoption Drop-In one-to-one 30 minute appointments available.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Merton Civic Centre, Morden. - Information meeting

From 10 - 4pm

As well our regular monthly adoption information evenings, we also hold informal drop-in sessions for couples or individuals interested in adoption who want to have a relaxed chat about their circumstances and a cup of coffee. These provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and talk one-to-one with an adoption social worker.

Half hour slots are available. These sessions are free to attend but you will need to book in advance to guarantee there will be a social worker available to talk to. Please call Candice Siddle on 0208 545 4688 or emailing adoption@merton.gov.uk to reserve your place.

 

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Sutton - Information meeting

3.00-5.00pm

Our adoption information meetings give you the information you need about adopting with us and what it's really like. The sessions are friendly, relaxed and are led by our specialised social workers and supported by adopters. To come along to one of these meetings, fill in our contact form or call us on 0300 123 8085, to confirm your place.

Events happening in May

Drop In Support Group For Adoptive Parents

Drop In Support Group For Adoptive Parents

Friday, May 11, 2018 - Hampton - Adoption support service

12.15pm- 2.15pm

Drop-ins are a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents in an informal and child friendly environment. Please feel free to come along with or without your under 5 year old children. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Inter-country and domestic adopters and parents of children of all ages come along. Members of the adoption team will be there. Everyone welcome.

For more information contact John on 020 8547 4620 or email john.grey@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Merton - Information meeting

11.00am- 1.00pm

Our adoption information meetings give you the information you need about adopting with us and what it's really like. The sessions are friendly, relaxed and are led by adoption social workers and supported by adopters. To come along to one of these meetings, to find out about the process of approval, the children who need adopting and the eligibility criteria.

Please fill in our contact form or call us on 0300 123 8085, to confirm your place.

Support Group For Adopted Adults

Support Group For Adopted Adults

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Merton - Adoption support service

These meetings provide information, assistance, emotional and practical support, and the opportunity for you to explore your feelings and to share your experiences of adoption with like minded people. Any adopted adults who now live in the boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Kingston or Richmond is welcome to attend.


These regular sessions take place at the Merton Civic Centre between 6.30-8.30pm. For more information or to RSVP please email: michelle.herbst@merton.gov.uk or call 020 8545 4688.

Events happening in June

Drop In Support Group For Adoptive Parents

Drop In Support Group For Adoptive Parents

Friday, June 8, 2018 - Hampton - Adoption support service

12.15pm- 2.15pm

Drop-ins are a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents in an informal and child friendly environment. Please feel free to come along with or without your under 5 year old children. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Inter-country and domestic adopters and parents of children of all ages come along. Members of the adoption team will be there. Everyone welcome.

For more information contact John on 020 8547 4620 or email john.grey@achievingforchildren.org.uk