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 14 July 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

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


The 8 weekly group sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Monday mornings at our PAC-UK Leeds Office, Hollyshaw House, 2 Hollyshaw Lane, Leeds, LS15 7BD on the following dates:

February 10, 24
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 20

The group includes 6 follow-up support sessions, a Shame workshop (27 January), a The Traumatised Child in School workshop (3 February), plus participant’s families can attend a Related by Adoption workshop (27 April).

Who should attend

Adoptive parents and carers.

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.

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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Group structure

8 weekly 3 hour groups = 24 hours of contact time per participant
6 diarised 2 hour follow-up support groups (over 6 months) = 12 hours of contact time per participant

Total hours of contact time per participant = 36 hours.

Plus, the following workshops:

Shame = 5 hours
The Traumatised Child in School = 5 hours
Related by Adoption (participants families can also attend this workshop) = 5 hours


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.

Sarah Huntington is a Child and Family Therapist – Sarah is a BSc in Psychology and is registered as a graduate member with BPS. Sarah has been working with children and families on home-based 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.

… Together with a Parent Graduate who has ‘been there and got the t-shirt.’

Parent Consultants & Parent Graduates – The groups are facilitated by PAC-UK Child & Family Therapists who are experienced in working with adoptive families and hold a variety of skills including training in NVR. Parent Consultants or Parent Graduates co-facilitate the groups. They themselves are all adoptive parents and are trained in NVR as well as in other relevant skills.

Booking information

£2,886.91 + VAT per individual
£5,773.82 + VAT 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.

Adoptive Parents seeking funding by the ASF (Adoption Support Fund)
Please register your expression of interest by emailing yvette@pac-uk.org. We will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

Please also approach your local authority as soon as possible, sending them this flyer, and ask them to apply for funding from the ASF. Please include social worker/support team contact details in your email to us.

Adoptive Parents paying privately

One of the reasons for paying privately is when your family has already used the maximum amount of funding per child per year available from the ASF.

Please register your expression of interest by emailing yvette@pac-uk.org. We will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Or go ahead and book on-line – details below. 

Social Workers who would like to refer an Adoptive Parent(s) for this group

Please register your expression of interest for parent(s) to attend by emailing yvette@pac-uk.org - this does not guarantee a place.

We will send a breakdown of costs to facilitate the ASF application. It is crucial that you then apply to the ASF as a matter of urgency.

A place will be held for the parent once the application to the ASF has been submitted please AND you complete the online booking form below, select ‘Invoice’ for ‘Payment Type’ and ‘ASF – PON to follow’ (Purchase Order No) unless already known.

We will also send you a referral form for more details of the family’s circumstances (which will inform the group leaders).

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.