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Siblings First


Information sheet : Families in Focus Siblings First

Thank you for your interest in our Siblings First project funded by Children in Need

5 weekly sessions Wednesday’s 4.00pm – 5.30pm

For siblings aged 4 – 10 years of brothers and sisters of children with additional needs and their parents

Families in Focus Siblings First project will improve the emotional well-being of siblings who have brothers or sisters with additional needs. Children will learn how to understand, express, and make others understand, their feelings.

Siblings will build stronger and more positive relationships with their parents and brothers and sisters and feel more empowered.


Two small groups one for siblings and one for parents in the same building at the same time

For Siblings:

Therapeutic play, fun and games with discussions, sharing and expressing feelings, understanding more about your brother and sister and why they do what they do. Find new ways of coping with difficult things and meeting other children who live in similar family to yours.


For Parents:

Parents will meet in their own group with Francien and Lesley to understand the needs of siblings and how to best support them, share concerns and learn effective communication techniques to build strong supportive positive family relationships with other parents of children with additional needs   

The Important Bit:

  • Siblings must be accompanied by a parent to all sessions

  • There will be simple fun family homework tasks (taking about 10 minutes)

  • Children with additional needs will need to be accommodate elsewhere and parents will need to find alternative care


Watford, Stanborough Centre, St Albans Road – Wednesday 4pm – 5.30pm September 12th, 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th and 17th 2018

Stevenage, Stevenage Community Centre – Wednesday 4pm – 5.30pm November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December 5th 2018

South Hill Centre, Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead – Wednesday 4pm – 5.30pm January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, February 6th 2019

Southfield School, Woods Avenue, Hatfield – Wednesday 4pm – 5.30pm February 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2019

Register your interest now stating which area is best for you and include:

Parent name, Phone number, Email address


Child age:

Contact Information:

Email:  info@familiesinfocus.co.uk


Tel:  01442 219 720


Text Francine:  07867 510027


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