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

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Morden - Information meeting

From 10am - 4pm

As well as 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 to an adoption social worker about their circumstances and ask specific questions relating to your situation.

Half hour slots are available. These sessions are free to attend and need to booked in advance. Please call the adoption duty worker on 0208 545 4688 or email adoption@merton.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time for your meeting to take place.

These session do not replace the Adoption Information Meetings, which should also be attended if you wish to hear about the adoption process, assessment, the children, matching, contact and post adoption support.

 

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Morden - Information meeting

From 10am - 4pm

As well as 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 to an adoption social worker about their circumstances and ask specific questions relating to your situation.

Half hour slots are available. These sessions are free to attend and need to booked in advance. Please call the adoption duty worker on 0208 545 4688 or email adoption@merton.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time and date for your meeting to take place.

These session do not replace the Adoption Information Meetings, which should also be attended if you wish to hear about the adoption process, assessment, the children, matching, contact and post adoption support.

 

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Friday, May 25, 2018 - Morden - Information meeting


From 10am - 4pm

As well as 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 to an adoption social worker about their circumstances and ask specific questions relating to your situation.

Half hour slots are available. These sessions are free to attend and need to booked in advance. Please call the adoption duty worker on 0208 545 4688 or email adoption@merton.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time for your meeting to take place.

These session do not replace the Adoption Information Meetings, which should also be attended if you wish to hear about the adoption process, assessment, the children, matching, contact and post adoption support.

 

Events happening in June

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Sutton - Information meeting

6.00-8.00pm

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 experienced adoption social workers and supported by adopters. To come along to one of these meetings, fill in our online contact form or call us on 0300 123 8085, to confirm your place.

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Friday, June 29, 2018 - Morden - Information meeting

From 10am - 4pm

As well as 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 to an adoption social worker about their circumstances and ask specific questions relating to your situation.

Half hour slots are available. These sessions are free to attend and need to booked in advance. Please call the adoption duty worker on 0208 545 4688 or email adoption@merton.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time and date for your meeting to take place.

These session do not replace the Adoption Information Meetings, which should also be attended if you wish to hear about the adoption process, assessment, the children, matching, contact and post adoption support.

Events happening in July

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Morden - Information meeting

From 10am - 4pm

As well as 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 to an adoption social worker about their circumstances and ask specific questions relating to your situation.

Half hour slots are available. These sessions are free to attend and need to booked in advance. Please call the adoption duty worker on 0208 545 4688 or email adoption@merton.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time and date for your meeting to take place.

These session do not replace the Adoption Information Meetings, which should also be attended if you wish to hear about the adoption process, assessment, the children, matching, contact and post adoption support.

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Book a 1-2-1 meeting with an adoption social worker

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - Morden - Information meeting

From 10am - 4pm

As well as 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 to an adoption social worker about their circumstances and ask specific questions relating to your situation.

Half hour slots are available. These sessions are free to attend and need to booked in advance. Please call the adoption duty worker on 0208 545 4688 or email adoption@merton.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time and date for your meeting to take place.

These session do not replace the Adoption Information Meetings, which should also be attended if you wish to hear about the adoption process, assessment, the children, matching, contact and post adoption support.

Events happening in August

Adoption Infroamtion Meeting

Adoption Infroamtion Meeting

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Twickenham - Information meeting

6.00-8.00pm

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 experienced adoption 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

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - Merton - Information meeting

6.00-8.00pm

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 experienced adoption 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

National Adoption Week Meet the Adopters

National Adoption Week Meet the Adopters

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Merton - Information meeting

6.00pm- 8.30pm

This is a special one off event organised for National Adoption Week 2018. This event gives prospective adopters the opportunity to come along and hear directly from approved adopters about their experience of assessment, approval, matching and life as parents.

This is not an adoption information meeting and you will not hear from social workers about the assessment and approval process, the eligibility criteria or about the children currently waiting. These areas will be discussed by our adopters in relation to their experience, but you will still be required to attend an adoption information meeting if you are serious about adopting, after this event.

This special meeting is priceless it will offer you insight from the experts - the adopters and was been hugely popular event in 2017. You will hear from a panel of adopters from all walks of life and have the opportunity to ask them questions.

Please contact us at adoption@merton.gov.uk or by calling 0208 545 4688 to confirm your place, as spaces are limited.

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - Sutton - Information meeting

10.00am - 12.00 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 experienced adoption 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 November

Adoption Information Meeting

Adoption Information Meeting

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Sutton - Information meeting

6.00- 8.00pm

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 experienced 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.