If you are a Professional working for one of the following Local Authorities or an individual living in one of the areas listed you may choose the 'PAC-UK Subscribing Local Authorities' price when making a booking.

Correct as at 1 June 2020.


Adopt London East
Barking & Dagenham
Tower Hamlets

Adopt London North

Adopt London South

Adopt London West
Hammersmith & Fulham

Coram - Ambitious for Adoption
City of London
Kensington & Chelsea
Waltham Forest

West Sussex


Adoption Counts
Cheshire East

Adoption in Merseyside

Adopt North East
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Tyneside
South Tyneside

Adoption Now
Blackburn with Darwen

One Adoption North & Humber
East Riding of Yorkshire
Hull City Council
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire
North Yorkshire

One Adoption South

One Adoption West Yorkshire

Together for Adoption
Cheshire West & Chester
St Helen’s

Lincolnshire CC

   Note: The full price including VAT is displayed in the drop down boxes.

Manchester CPV-NVR Parent Group: 10 weekly group sessions for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour


The 10 weekly group sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Monday mornings at Beesley Community Centre, Greenleach Lane, Manchester, M28 2QW on the following dates:

April 29
May 13, 20
June 10, 17, 24
1, 8, 15, 22

In addition to the 10 weekly group sessions, each participant can attend 2 follow-up Support Groups, a Shame workshop and participant’s families can attend a Related by Adoption workshop.

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

Adoptive parents and carers.

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

Charlene Campbell, PTUK Play Therapist – Charlene is a PTUK qualified Play Therapist and has a professional registration with BACP. Charlene has worked with children and young people for 20 years. Some of this time was spent helping primary aged children break down barriers to learning within an educational context. This consisted of delivering sessions to groups of young people to help tackle difficulties such as self-esteem, confidence, bullying and friendship. She has spent a number of years working with Looked After Children who display extremely challenging behaviour and experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Charlene currently works as a play therapist, supporting children/young people improve their mental health and wellbeing and also supports families and schools.

Dawn Oliver, NVR Practitioner and NVR Parent Graduate – who has ‘been there and got the t-shirt.’ Dawn has an MSc in Psychology (Child Development) and languages (BA Hons Modern Languages) background. She has worked in charities and schools supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents. Dawn has theoretical knowledge and personal experience in the fields of autism, adoption and person centred approaches. She is a mum to 4 children, one of whom is on the autistic spectrum and another who is adopted. Dawn has completed professional training in Non-Violent Resistance and is now delivering training to parents of children with SEND in schools. She is also co-facilitating trainings for adoptive parents run by PAC-UK. She has also trained and uses AIT.

Sarah Huntington is a Child and Family Therapist – Sarah has a BSc in Psychology and is registered as a graduate member with BPS. Sarah has been working with children and families on homebased play focused programmes for children with autism since 1998. She has worked extensively with looked after children for 10 years in various settings and has a special interest in Life Story Work exploring issues around identity and attachment. Sarah has spent time with care leavers researching the importance of Life Story Work and wants to fill the gap in accessing good training and resources to aid those working with children in this area. Sarah delivers direct Life Story Work with children – she also holds a post 14 teaching qualification and delivers training courses she has written on Life Story Work within organisations such as Social Services.

Price excluding VAT

£1,500.00 per person.

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

Adoptive parents and carers please register your expression of interest by emailing yvette@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 yvette@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 Yvette Collier yvette@pac-uk.org or Jo Mitchell jo@pac-uk.org or call the PAC-UK Leeds office on 0113 264 6837 .

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.