Training Events

Barnardos suite of training for professionals, based on best practice principles when working with children and families, is open to participants from a wide range of organisations across the community, voluntary, statutory, public and private sectors. We also offer courses through our Post-Adoption Service, such as courses for adopted adults and adoptive families. See the list below for our current courses.

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Helping children understand birth information - a workshop for adoptive parents, 22nd Oct

22 October 2019 7pm - 9pm "The Sanctuary", 27 Chois Chlair, Claregalway

This is a workshop for parents of adopted children and teenagers. Facilitated by: Christine Hennessey, Anne Blaine, Denise Gordon

From €20

Making the Most of Supervision (3 day course for Supervisors), Dublin

22 October 2019 9am - 5pm Jury's Inn, Moore Street Plaza, Parnell St, Dublin 1

The aim of this course is to generate a positive relationship between supervisor and supervisee focusing on quality practice and, through this, to inspire and motivate staff in their work. Tuesday 22nd October, Wednesday 23rd October and Tuesday 19th November 2019

From €454

Children First Child Protection Training, Cork

23 October 2019 10am to 4.30pm Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire, Cork.

The aim of this course is to equip those who work with children with the skills and knowledge that are necessary to deal with child protection issues in line with the Children First National Guidance for Protection and Welfare of Children (2017).

From €125

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Let's Think About Adoption- Cork, October 30th

30 October 2019 11am - 1:30pm Parish Community Centre, Wilton, Cork

Let’s Think About Adoption, is an interactive workshop with Barnardos Post-Adoption Service for adopted children (8-11 years old) and parents together. Facilitated by Andrew Walker and Christine Hennessey. Further dates for this workshop will be arranged.

From €50

Let's Think About Adoption - Galway

30 October 2019 10 am - 1pm The Sanctuary 27 Chois Chlair, Claregalway

Let’s Think about Adoption, is an interactive workshop with Barnardos Post-Adoption Service for adopted children (8-11 years old) and parents together. Facilitators: Denise Gordon and Anne Blaine. Further dates for this workshop will be arranged.

From €50

Designated Liaison Person Training, Galway

08 November 2019 9.30am to 5pm Barnardos, Cois Chlair, Claregalway, Co Galway

The aim of this course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to carry out the role of Designated Liaison Person (DLP) effectively and with competence. This training is suitable for newly appointed and established DLPs who have completed one day Children First Child Protection Training in the past 3 years. A strong working knowledge of Children First 2017 is required.

From €125

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Designated Liaison Person Training, Cork

13 November 2019 9.30am to 5pm Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire, Cork.

The aim of this course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to carry out the role of Designated Liaision Person (DLP) effectively and with competence. This training is suitable for newly appointed and established DLPs who have completed one day Children First Child Protection Training in the past 3 years. A strong working knowledge of Children First 2017 is required.

From €125

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Workshop for Parents Who Have Adopted from the US

16 November 2019 10am - 12:30pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22

This will be an interactive workshop allowing parents an opportunity to explore their experiences in adoption from the US generally, with facilitator Christine Hennessey.

From €30