It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings.
CPD Courses and Workshops Available
Seminar for Counsellors on the Needs of Adult Siblings of People with a Lifelong DisabilityCPD
Seminar | SibsSibs
There are an estimated 1.7 million adult siblings in the UK. Adult siblings have experienced a lifetime of their needs coming second to that of another person. They are vulnerable to isolation; and are at risk of anxiety and depression. The seminar will help counsellors focus their practice on this unique sibling experience that extends across the lifespan which needs specialist attention and care. 2.15 – 5.30; NCVO – National Council for Voluntary Organisations; Society Building; 8 All Saints Street; London; N1 9RL
Sibs Talk – A primary school intervention for siblings of disabled childrenCPD
Training Course | SibsSibs
This practical training workshop focuses on the needs of siblings of disabled children; an overlooked group within the school population. There are an estimated 500;000 sibling children in the UK. Children and young people growing up with a disabled brother or sister often get less attention from their parents and have more worries and responsibilities than their peers. Many siblings struggle to get homework done and have an overall slightly increased risk for problems with wellbeing and educational attainment. The workshop will help teaching staff identity and support the specific needs of siblings within the school setting.