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London CPV-NVR Parent Group: 10 week group sessions for Special Guardians of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour


The 10 week group sessions for Special Guardians will take place from 10.15am to 1.15pm on Wednesday mornings at Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP on the following dates:

January 23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3

The group includes individual diarised telephone sessions with participants. A monthly ‘Follow-up Support Group’ will be available for 6 months after the group. This totals 46 hours of contact time per person.

To get the most out of the group, participants need to attend in full. For two parent families it is most beneficial to attend together where possible.

Who should attend

Special Guardians.

Participants will learn to:

- Take a firm stance against violence
- Hold back from physical or verbal violence
- Increase positive presence in your child’s life
- De-escalate conflicts
- Break the cycle of shame and silence
- Make changes in relating to your child in the long term
- Reduce distress for parent and child
- Feel more in control
- Recruit and use supporters
- Enjoy the benefits of being part of a group

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Facilitators and NVR Parent Graduates

Sue Dromey NVR-UK Practitioner, has worked in the field of fostering and adoption for over 35 years as an integrative child psychotherapist, drama therapist, trainer, GAL and social worker. She has been the Practice Manager for PAC-UK’s Child and Family Service for 17 years. Sue has a special interest in therapeutic work which addresses trauma in both children and their parents and integrating this with the principles of NVR. She is part of the team who has developed the Child to Parent Violence Project under a DfE grant. Sue works with trauma using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

Dawn Oliver, NVR-UK Practitioner and Therapeutic Parent Coach. Dawn has an MSc in Psychology (Child Development). She has worked in charities and schools supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents. She delivers NVR training to those parents. Dawn has theoretical knowledge and personal experience in the fields of autism, adoption and person-centred approaches. She is a mother to 4 children, one of whom is on the autistic spectrum and one is adopted. She co-facilitates trainings for adoptive parents run by PAC-UK. Dawn is also training in AIT.

Esther is a Parent Graduate of an 8-week CPV-NVR group in 2016/2017 and completed an NVR level One training in September 2018 She is a special guardian who has been caring for her niece for 10 years. This has been very challenging and Esther is very aware that many guardians struggle with similar difficulties. She found the CPV-NVR group helped her find different ways of managing herself and her niece.

Price excluding VAT

£2,240.00 per person.
£4,285.00 per couple.

IMPORTANT: If you are making a couples booking you MUST click on the yellow 'Add more attendees' toggle box at the bottom of the booking form and add the requested partner details information. This will also ensure you are charged the correct price when you submit your booking form.

Payment via the Adoption Support Fund (ASF)

For expressions of interest and provisional bookings

Special Guardians please register your expression of interest by emailing grace@pac-uk.org and then approach your local authority as soon as possible. They must apply for ASF funding. Please include social worker/post adoption support team contact details in your expression of interest email.

Social workers if your ASF funding is not yet confirmed you can make a PROVISIONAL BOOKING for your parents by emailing grace@pac-uk.org it is crucial then that you APPLY TO THE ASF AS A MATTER OF URGENCY. We will send a breakdown of costs to facilitate the ASF application, there is also a referral form we will send you. Places will NOT BE GUARANTEED until your application to the ASF for the finances is successful. Once you have the agreement please COMPLETE THE BELOW ONLINE BOOKING FORM.

For confirmed bookings

Social workers can COMPLETE THIS ONLINE BOOKING FORM NOW for their referrals. Select ‘Invoice’ for ‘Payment Type’ and ‘ASF – PO to follow’ (unless already known) for ‘Purchase Order No’.

IMPORTANT: If you are a SOCIAL WORKER making a referral booking you MUST enter the details for the PARENT/S YOU ARE REFERRING in to the BASIC INFORMATION section of the booking form. The email address you enter in this section will be the email address which receives booking confirmation and venue/registration information. Please do not enter your own name and email address in to this section. The ORDER DETAILS section of the booking form is where social worker contact information MUST be added.     


If you are able and ready to pay for yourself COMPLETE THIS ONLINE BOOKING FORM NOW and select ‘Debit/Credit Card’ for ‘Payment Type’. For online payments you will be re-directed to PAC-UK’s PayPal page where you can pay via Debit/Credit card.

For all enquiries relating to this group please email Grace Sonnex  grace@pac-uk.org or Sue Dromey sued@pac-uk.org or call the PAC-UK London office on 020 7284 0555.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

IMPORTANT: To ensure we are alerted to your booking you must 'Confirm Registration' after submitting your details. You will also get a confirmation email when you do this.

If you do not receive the confirmation email within a few minutes, please check your Junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your Inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and mark it Not Junk, which should allow future messages to get through.

Once you have confirmed registration you must select an 'online' or 'off-line' payment option. If paying by Debit/Credit card you must click on the PayPal icon under 'On-line Payment Processing'. You will be redirected to a PayPal screen where you can either login to PayPal (if you have a PayPal account) OR click on the 'Check Out as a Guest' button where you can pay via Debit/Credit card without needing to login to a PayPal account.