Public Seminars

This page lists our public seminars which are open to all parties affected by adoption and permanency, including professionals. Click on the course title or register tab to view detailed information. You can register via our electronic booking form and pay online. We are unable to take bookings or payments over the phone.

If you would like to go onto a waiting list for an event that is fully booked please email You will be contacted if a place becomes available and be sent a notification email when we run the event again.

Once you have submitted your registration form you will be taken to a payments option page where you can either pay via debit/credit card for online payments or choose an offline payment option for purchase order payments and cheques. You can submit your registration form and pay via debit/credit card at a later date by clicking here.

Please note, for online payments your booking is not complete until payment is received. We strongly advise you to make payment at the time of submitting your registration form to avoid disappointment as the majority of our courses do sell out.

The unofficial guide to adoptive parenting - London

Price: £196.80

Date: June 15, 2016

Unofficial guide to parentingAward winning author and adoptive parent Sally Donovan provides a workshop based around her popular book “The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting”. Sally will talk about her experiences in a refreshing and honest way, touching on lessons that were hard earned. She will explore being more mindful of how children might see the world and share some strategies and tips of what this might look like in daily life. As Sally says - ‘Warning: contains real life!’

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Bruised from birth - supporting children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: June 15, 2016

Bruised from birthDrinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a range of disabilities, both physical and mental to a child. This NEW workshop delivered by Susan Fleisher, renown expert and advisor on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), will provide valuable information to both parents and professionals who are supporting children with FAS/FASD. Susan will offer practical advice and techniques to inspire and motivate a positive approach to FAS/FASD.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Building hope, resilience and positivity - identifying and celebrating children's and parent's strenghts - London

Price: £199.80

Date: June 23, 2016

Group of three kids giving thumbs up sign - isolatedThis NEW training for both parents and professionals will provide top tips on parenting and working in strengths-based, hope filled ways to help shape and therapeutically re-parent children who have experienced trauma. Presented by Dr Karen Treisman, highly specialist clinical psychologist and author, the training will be uplifting, creative and energising. Karen will explore the importance of identifying, celebrating, and building on strengths, positive qualities, hope and resilience. Attendees will take away practical tools to use with children to help build their treasure chest of positive qualities, memories and experiences.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Conversations that matter - talking to children and teenagers in life changing ways that help - London

Price: £199.80

Date: July 6, 2016

Dad_talking_to_kidsMany children and teenagers in society are hurting. Dr Margot Sunderland, internationally acclaimed child psychotherapist and author, has made it her life’s work to find effective ways to help children and young people in distress. This NEW training day, based on her brand new book, will provide parents and professionals with the latest evidence and thinking on how to build a trusting relationship with a child or teenager suffering from trauma or shock. You will gain practical tips, tools and techniques to empower you to connect through conversation in Life Changing ways.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

PAC-UK Training service user feedback

I wish more people would access trainings like this.Mental health professional

The trainer was fantastic. Her insights so helpful... I was left wanting more.Teacher

More training like this please!Social worker

Brilliant and amazingly informative. I now have the confidence that the adoption is going to work.Prospective adopter

Excellent day. Really beneficial.Adoptive parent

Very impressed by the quality and the eloquence of the trainer. I feel very hopeful now. An excellent and informative day.Adoptive parent

Thank you. And thank goodness!Adoptive parent

Thanks for putting on the super 'Let's take it from the top' training. It was a really inspiring day that helped to make better sense of what some of our children and families are struggling with.Social worker