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Take Pride in LGBT Families
Sat 1 April 2017, 09:00 – 14:00 BST
Come and find out about what it's really like to be in a family of same sex parents. Listen and speak to to a mother in a same-sex familly; hear what it's like to grow up with same-sex parents and the effect on wellbeing of the child; learn from first hand experience what it is like to come out to your Mum, Dad and Care-giver in 2017.
The event is informal and supportive to give you the space to ask the questions you've not been able or were to afraid to ask before. The conference is design by and for same-sex parents, parents to be and children in same-sex families and professionals working with same sex families. Whether you're a parent, guardian or professional we want you to get the very best experience to give same-sex families in Cheshire the best possible start.
Families and Parents
Find out more about the options available to be come a same-sex family by way of fostering, adoption, donor and surrogacy. Take the opporutnity to discuss how same-sex parents have made a loving and healthy family space for their children. Explore key issues on,
- How to work with schools if issues arise
- Legal rights and protects for same-sex parents
- How the equality act protects you and your family
- Where to get local support for you and your family and meet other same-sex parents
Professionals and Agencies
This conference gives you the opportunity to offer better on local support to improve the wellbeing of parents and children in same sex families. Discussing your concerns and aspirations...
Be up-skilled in the law recognising same sex parents and what you need to do to avoid pitfalls like...
"You'll have to be one of the Dads because we've not got a box for two Mums"
Check that you administration is fit for families in 2017 and your orgnaisation is prepared for what future diverse families will need. Be confident in delviering services to families with same-sex parents. Don't be afraid to give the very best you have to offer as a practitioner and know where to refer when you need to.
Meet The Parents
Motherwell and Body Positive provide an LGBT parents group for people to socialise, give their children the space to talk to other children with same sex parents and importantly, have fun together. This event gives you the opportunity to meet some of those parents and find out about up-and-coming adventures, events and socials.
FREE CRÈCHE AVAILABLE! LUNCH AVAILABLE!
In the afternoon we are going to celebrate with an LGBT jamboree open to the local community. Come and join in with activities and celebrations in support of the LGBT community. Check out our fun games, balloon modeller and stalls showcasing what is available for LGBT parents, guardians and professionals in across the area.