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April 2017

Managing Challenging Behaviour – Parent Workshop

4th April 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Free

Tuesday 4 April, 10am-2.30pm, Sugar and Spice, High Street, Fort William CHIP+ will be holding an information event for parents and carers focusing on managing challenging behaviour.  At the event there will also be information stands, the opportunity to talk with CHIP Information and Support Officers, stress management and relaxation techniques. Lunch is included. For further details or to book a place please email info@chipplus.org.uk

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The Principles of Good Transitions

28th April 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Friday 28 April, 10-12am, Ellon Academy Community Campus, Kellie Pearl Way, Ellon A free workshop for parents and carers of young people with additional supports needs organised by the Galaxy Group in partnership with the Scottish Transitions Forum. The event will look ahead to when a young person with additional support needs will leave school and children’s services for adult life, whether continued education, employment or adult social services. The presentation will help you to answer some key questions in…

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May 2017

Your Child’s Rights within the Education System

2nd May 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Free

Tuesday 2 May, 10am-2.30pm, Caol Community Centre, Glenkingie Street, Caol, Fort William CHIP+ will be holding an information event for parents and carers providing an opportunity to find out about your child’s rights within the education system with Iain Nisbet as guest speaker. At the event there will also be information stands, the opportunity to talk with CHIP Information and Support Officers, stress management and relaxation techniques. Lunch is included. For further details or to book a place please email…

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Family Fund Information and Support Day

8th May 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street
Glasgow, G14 0BL United Kingdom
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Free

Learn more about support services, grants and information available to you and your disabled child or young person. Meet the Family Fund team and other exhibitors including NDCS, the Fragile X Society, Action for Sick Children and Contact a Family.  Further information from the Family Fund

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Getting to know GIRFEC workshop – the Fragile X Society

15th May 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cornerstone Offices, Kirkhaven Business Centre, 120 Sydney Street, Glasgow, G31 1JF, Kirkhaven Business Centre, 120 Sydney Street
Glasgow, G31 1JF United Kingdom
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What Getting it Right for Every Child means for children and young people who are disabled or living with long term conditions. This workshop will be led by Ronnie Hill,  from the Alliance in Glasgow.  To confirm your place please contact Sandra on: sandra@fragilex.org.uk or call 07825050072  

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Getting to know GIRFEC Workshop Glasgow

15th May 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cornerstone Offices, Kirkhaven Business Centre, 120 Sydney Street, Glasgow, G31 1JF, Kirkhaven Business Centre, 120 Sydney Street
Glasgow, G31 1JF United Kingdom
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Hosted by the Fragile X Society, this workshop will be led by Ronnie Hill, bringing 40 years experience in children's services including social work, education and regulation.  A passionate advocate of listening to children, Ronnie firmly believes that GIRFEC holds the promise of helping young people and their families have a real say about the nature of support and services they need. If you would like to book a place contact Sandra at Fragile X Society by phone 0782 5050072…

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September 2017

Functional Reflex Therapy (FRT) Workshop for Parents

21st September 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
£95

Functional Reflex Therapy Workshops are to teach parents / carers of a child or adult with High levels of Anxiety & Stress Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Autistic Spectrum Disorders Complex Needs Mental Health Conditons Alzheimer's Dementia A lovely relaxation routine.  Workshops are fun, friendly and informative where you will learn a practical short repetitive relaxation routine that can be undertaken at a time convenient for You. Dates: Thursday 21st September & Thursday 28th September 2017 Time: 10am -12:30pm each…

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April 2018

Supporting Families – Parenting across Scotland 2018 conference

26th April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
West Park Conference Centre, Dundee DD2 1NN
£80

For further information and booking Supporting families This major conference run by Parenting across Scotland looks at the impact of austerity and welfare reform on families using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a framework for supporting families. Many families in Scotland are struggling because of austerity. Finances, housing and health are all under pressure. For families to thrive, parenting or family support alone are not enough: parents need sufficient income, adequate housing and…

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May 2018

Invitation to Best Start Grant Consultation Event 3rd May

3rd May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

The Scottish Government's Best Start Grant, Social Security Division have created an event for Stakeholders to give you an opportunity to find out more about the development and implementation of the Best Start Grant and to give your views on the current consultation. It will take place on the morning of Thursday 3rd May in central Edinburgh (an agenda can be found below).  If you would like to attend, please go to EventBrite and use BestStartGrant2018 as the Password. Agenda -…

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August 2018

Parent Engagement Event – Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families – Glasgow

20th August 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Differabled, 110 Flemington Street, Springburn
Glasgow, G214BF United Kingdom
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Help us shape new information resources for families raising disabled children and young people in Scotland Family Fund, Contact and Differabled Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government, are hosting an event for parent carers of disabled children and young people to hear about a new resource developed by the Scottish Government ( Supporting Disabled Children Consultation Document).  We want to hear your views on how it can be developed to achieve its aims of: giving people all the information…

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