Commissioned Training

PAC-UK is able to send trainers throughout the UK to provide training. In this way, some of the courses from PAC-UK's annual training programme can be replicated in your area.

Email training@pac-uk.org or phone 020 7284 5872 and speak to Birte Leimkuehler, PAC-UK's Training Administrator who will help with your enquiry.

This page lists topics from our main programme on which training can be delivered in a location of your choice. The length of these training days or sessions can be 1 day, 2/3 day, 1/2 day or 1.5 hours to 2 hours. In addition, PAC-UK is able to offer bespoke training locally.

Examples of courses for professionals

  • Making best use of the ASF
  • The adopted child in school
  • Life story work with troubled children and teenagers
  • Enabling effective contact for special guardian and kinship carers
  • Assessing the emotional capacity of adopters, foster carers and special guardians
  • Sibling placement: Assessment, decision making and post-placement support

For a full list of courses available to professionals, click below to expand.


Correct as at 24 June 2019.

  • Addressing and assessing attachment, loss and trauma in prospective adopters
  • Adult attachment styles
  • Assessing for infertility and loss in prospective adopters
  • Assessing siblings’ placement needs
  • Attachment issues in children with histories of chronic early trauma
  • Developmental trauma disorder: translation into practice when supporting adoptive families
  • Family and friends: assessment, preparation and support for kinship care
  • Life story books: how to make them and use them
  • Post-placement blues
  • Preventing adoption disruptions
  • Sustaining placements when children have been sexually abused
  • Talking to children about adoption
  • The adopted child in school
  • The challenges of introducing an adopted sibling to a family with birth children
  • The challenges of introducing an adopted sibling to a family with adopted children
  • Understanding the psychological effects of trauma
  • Working with attachment issues in adults
  • Working with birth mothers
  • Working with contemporary birth mothers
  • Trauma and Developmental trauma: what’s the difference?


Examples of courses for adoption support workers who work with adopted adults and birth relatives of adopted adults

  • Birth records counselling and access to information for adopted adults
  • Providing intermediary services for adopted adults
  • Working with birth relatives who wish to use intermediary services
  • Reunion and beyond
  • Dealing with complex issues

Examples of courses for parents and carers

  • Once upon a time’ - Using storytelling to tell your child about their life story
  • Parenting with PACE
  • Parenting for a child who has been sexually abused
  • The traumatised child in school
  • ‘Buckle up and hang on for the ride’ – parenting teenagers
  • NVR parenting in a nutshell
  • Online and Face-to-face CPV-NVR Parent Groups (8 x 2 - 3 hour sessions)
  • Parenting with Theraplay®
  • Talking to children about adoption

For a full list of courses available to parents and carers, click below to expand.


Correct as at 24 June 2019.

  • …and one more makes a whole lot more! The challenges of adding a sibling to the family
  • Body talk! The impact of hyped up children or hard to reach children on our bodies and nervous systems
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Parenting for a child who has been sexually abused
  • Grief and loss for adopters (Preparation group training)
  • Life story work – telling and explaining using play therapeutic methods
  • Life story work - Telling difficult stories (for primary school-age children or adolescents)
  • Contact issues for SG families
  • Parenting teenagers
  • Relational play
  • Supporting black and minority ethnic adopted children: attachment and race
  • Talking to children about adoption
  • Talking to your child about their story – helping children make sense of what has happened to them
  • The adopted child in school
  • The different parts of me – helping children develop a positive racial and cultural identity
  • The power of play
  • Trauma and Developmental trauma: what’s the difference?
  • The challenges of introducing an adopted sibling to a family with birth children
  • The challenges of introducing an adopted sibling to a family with adopted children
  • When adopted adults become parents
  • Attachment issues in children with histories of chronic early trauma
  • Developmental trauma disorder: translation into practice
  • Managing transitions (for foster carers)


Commissioned training fees

All fees listed below exclude costs of venue hire, catering, trainer’s travel costs and accommodation, photocopying and any training materials/equipment rental required for the course.

Duration and
number of trainers
Commissioned training
fees (excl. VAT)
Commissioned bespoke
training f
ees (excl. VAT)
Full day – one trainer £872 £1,387
Half day – one trainer £609 £901

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Can’t find what you are looking for?

Please contact the training department at training@pac-uk.org or phone 020 7284 5872 and speak to Birte Leimkuehler, PAC-UK's Training Administrator who will help with your enquiry.