Venue: to be confirmed
Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Refreshments: We will provide refreshments and lunch at each session.
Special requirements: If you have any special requirements regarding diet, access or anything else, please let us know in advance and we will do all we can to help.
Week one: Tuesday 5th November
Introduction to the course and to Home-Start. Role of a Home-Start volunteer.
Week two: Tuesday 12th November
How Home-Start helps families. Getting started as a home visitor.
Week three: Tuesday 19th November
Being a volunteer. Values and attitudes.
Week four: Tuesday 26th November
Week five: Tuesday 3rd December
Family life and supporting parents. Parents and their children.
Week six: Wednesday 10th December
Confidentiality. Child Protection/Safeguarding Children
Week seven: Tuesday 17th December
Listening. Saying goodbye. Bringing the course to a close
It is the expectation of Home-Start that preparation course participants will attend every session of the course.
If, however, you have to miss a session due to unforeseen circumstances or a pre-booked event that you have discussed with one of the family Support Co-ordinators you will need to make contact with the office before the next session so we can catch you up with what you missed.