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 June

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Morden - Information meeting

18:00- 20:00

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 July

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Sutton - Information meeting

10am -12 noon

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.

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parenrts

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parenrts

Friday, July 14, 2017 - Hampton - Adoption support service

9.45-11.45am

We run a drop-in morning for adoptive parents and children once a month in Hampton. Drop-ins are a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents in an informal and child-friendly environment. Join us for a relaxing morning and please feel free to come along with or without your children. We have inter-country and domestic adoptive parents and parents of children of all ages coming along. Members of the Adoption Support Team will be there. Children under the age of 5 welcome, toys and games provided.

Please contact John Grey for venue information 020 8891 7817.

 

Merton Post Adoption Support Surgery

Merton Post Adoption Support Surgery

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Mitcham - Adoption support service

1pm-4pm

Merton Adoption Team run a post adoption support surgery for Merton adoptive parents or adoptive parents of Merton children once a month in Mitcham. Please contact Michelle Herbst to book a 1 hour one-to-one consultation and for venue information on 020 8545 4688.

 

Events happening in August

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - Merton - Information meeting

17:00-19:00

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.

Merton Post Adoption Support Surgery

Merton Post Adoption Support Surgery

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Mitcham - Adoption support service

1pm-4pm

Merton Adoption Team run a post adoption support surgery for Merton adoptive parents or adoptive parents of Merton children once a month in Mitcham. Please contact Michelle Herbst to book a 1 hour one-to-one consultation and for venue information on 020 8545 4688.

 

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Twickenham - Information meeting

10.00am - 12noon

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 September

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Friday, September 8, 2017 - Hampton - Adoption support service

9.45-11.45am

We run a drop-in morning for adoptive parents and children once a month in Hampton. Drop-ins are a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents in an informal and child-friendly environment. Join us for a relaxing morning and please feel free to come along with or without your children. We have inter-country and domestic adoptive parents and parents of children of all ages coming along. Members of the Adoption Support Team will be there. Children under the age of 5 welcome, toys and games provided.

Please contact John Grey for venue information 020 8891 7817.

 

Preparing to Adopt Trainging for Prospective Adopters

Preparing to Adopt Trainging for Prospective Adopters

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Twickenham - Adoption preparation meeting

This training consists of four full days, which all prospective adopters will be required to attend in full, from 9.30am-4.30pm on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14, Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September.

During the adoption process, prospective adopters attend adoption preparation training. This is a statutory requirement of the adoption process. The training you will provide you with more information about the children who are waiting to be adopted, the behaviours they may exhibit, how this will affect you, your family and friends.

It will also help to prepare you for your role as an adoptive parent and discuss in depth the support and training available to you, throughout your adoption journey.

You will meet adopters, adoptees, birth parents, foster carers and Looked After Children social workers. Together they will help to provide you with a fully picture of the children waiting to be adopted.

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Sutton - Information meeting

10.00am - 12 noon

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 October

Post Adoption Support Surgery

Post Adoption Support Surgery

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Mitcham - Adoption support service

1pm-4pm

Merton Adoption Team run a post adoption support surgery for Merton adoptive parents or adoptive parents of Merton children once a month in Mitcham. Please contact Michelle Herbst to book a 1 hour one-to-one consultation and for venue information on 020 8545 4688.

 

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Twickenham - Information meeting

10.00am - 12 noon

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.

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Friday, October 13, 2017 - Hampton - Adoption support service

9.45-11.45am

We run a drop-in morning for adoptive parents and children once a month in Hampton. Drop-ins are a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents in an informal and child-friendly environment. Join us for a relaxing morning and please feel free to come along with or without your children. We have inter-country and domestic adoptive parents and parents of children of all ages coming along. Members of the Adoption Support Team will be there. Children under the age of 5 welcome, toys and games provided.

Please contact John Grey for venue information 020 8891 7817.

 

Events happening in November

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Morden - Information meeting

5.30pm -7.30pm

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.

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - Sutton - Information meeting

6.30pm-8.30pm

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.

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Friday, November 10, 2017 - Hampton - Adoption support service

9.45-11.45am

We run a drop-in morning for adoptive parents and children once a month in Hampton. Drop-ins are a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents in an informal and child-friendly environment. Join us for a relaxing morning and please feel free to come along with or without your children. We have inter-country and domestic adoptive parents and parents of children of all ages coming along. Members of the Adoption Support Team will be there. Children under the age of 5 welcome, toys and games provided.

Please contact John Grey for venue information 020 8891 7817.

 

Merton Post Adoption Support Surgery

Merton Post Adoption Support Surgery

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Mitcham - Adoption support service

1pm-4pm

Merton Adoption Team run a post adoption support surgery for Merton adoptive parents or adoptive parents of Merton children once a month in Mitcham. Please contact Michelle Herbst to book a 1 hour one-to-one consultation and for venue information on 020 8545 4688.

 

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Twickenham - Information meeting

10am - 12 noon

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 December

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Drop-In Support Group for Adoptive Parents

Friday, December 8, 2017 - Hampton - Adoption support service

9.45-11.45am

We run a drop-in morning for adoptive parents and children once a month in Hampton. Drop-ins are a great opportunity to meet other adoptive parents in an informal and child-friendly environment. Join us for a relaxing morning and please feel free to come along with or without your children. We have inter-country and domestic adoptive parents and parents of children of all ages coming along. Members of the Adoption Support Team will be there. Children under the age of 5 welcome, toys and games provided.

Please contact John Grey for venue information 020 8891 7817.

 

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 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.