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 17 February 2021.

London/South

Adopt London East
Barking & Dagenham
Havering
Newham
Tower Hamlets

Adopt London North
Barnet
Camden
Enfield
Hackney
Haringey
Islington

Adopt London South
Croydon
Kingston
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Richmond
Southwark
Sutton
Wandsworth

Adopt London West
Brent
Ealing
Hammersmith & Fulham
Hounslow

Coram - Ambitious for Adoption
City of London
Harrow
Hillingdon
Kensington & Chelsea
Redbridge
Waltham Forest
Westminster

Other
Essex
Suffolk
Thurrock

Leeds/North

Adoption Counts
Cheshire East
Manchester
Salford
Stockport
Trafford

Adoption in Merseyside
Knowsley
Liverpool
Sefton
Wirral

Adopt North East
Gateshead
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Tyneside
Northumberland
South Tyneside

Adoption Now
Bolton
Blackburn with Darwen
Bury
Oldham
Rochdale
Tameside

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

One Adoption South
Barnsley
Doncaster
Rotherham
Sheffield

One Adoption West Yorkshire
Bradford
Calderdale
Kirklees
Leeds
Wakefield

Together for Adoption
Cheshire West & Chester
Halton
St Helen’s
Warrington
Wigan

Other
Birmingham
Lincolnshire CC


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The adopted child in school - via Zoom

Price: £139.20

Date: May 19, 2021

Schoolboy Writing in Notebook

A child with a history of trauma, loss and attachment difficulties may find many school tasks and the whole school environment challenging and confusing. It can be difficult for professionals in schools, and elsewhere, to appreciate the impact that traumatic early experiences, as well as  the transitions from a birth family to one or more foster families and then to an adoptive family, may have on the child’s overall development.  The last year has presented further challenges due to the pandemic and the subsequent series of school closures and –re-openings; the latter have left some children with additional anxieties around school, as well as a lack of progress in cognitive and social skills.

This workshop is a MUST if you want to understand the needs within a school setting of children who have experienced early trauma, including Looked After and Adopted children. Helen McConnell will use her experience of working in schools as a teacher,  as well as her experience in the field of adoption and other forms of permanency to include many practical strategies that will help you respond to these children’s needs.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The adopted child in school: understanding and supporting your child - via Zoom

Price: £72.60

Date: May 26, 2021

An adopted child, or one in permanent care, can often struggle at school. This has been an even bigger challenge in this tumultuous, pandemic year which can have resulted in additional worries around falling behind, not having progressed in social skills, and home schooling having added tensions in family relationships.Your child needs support and understanding as well as some practical strategies that will make their education and their life at school more manageable, more enjoyable and more productive with regard to actual learning.

This workshop is a must for parents and carers who recognise the difficulties involved in their children's struggle at school.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting with PACE - via Zoom

Price: £248.40

Date: June 8, 2021

Playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy are the cornerstones for helping nurture a closer relationship with your child: this approach to parenting is called PACE.

This public seminar for parents and professionals, presented by Lynne Davis, is a MUST ATTEND workshop for all parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their child, and for all professionals who support parents and carers regarding the parenting of their child.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Online CPV-NVR Parent Group via Zoom: Weekly online sessions (Monday evenings) for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £1172.30

Date: June 14, 2021

The 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 8.15pm to 9.45pm on Monday evenings via Zoom on the following dates:

June 14, 21 & 28
July 5 & 12
- Summer Break -
September
13, 20 & 27
October 4 & 11

The group includes two follow-up group sessions plus two telephone sessions per participant or couple.

Availability: 0

Introduction to non-violent resistance (NVR) parenting - via Zoom

Price: £117.60

Date: June 15, 2021

Child-to-Parent Violence is now recognised as a real risk factor in foster families, adoptive families and other permanent placements. NVR is a parenting approached based on the political position of great figures who took it upon themselves to bring about much needed change, without getting caught up in the conflict, nor allowing themselves to be dis-empowered.

Many children and young people coming from a background of complex trauma present with challenging, destructive and violent behaviours. This training will help you gain an understanding of the how the NVR approach can help these children and their parents, in order to support the families you are working with, and/or to make better informed recommendations re therapeutic interventions for the families you are supporting.  

 

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Online CPV-NVR Parent Group via Zoom: Weekly online sessions (Thursday mornings) for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £1172.30

Date: June 17, 2021

The 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 10.30am to 12.00 noon on Thursday mornings via Zoom on the following dates:

June 17 & 24
July 1, 8 & 15
- Summer Break -
September
16, 23 & 30
October 7 & 14

The group includes two follow-up group sessions plus two telephone sessions per participant or couple.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Tricky transitions: coping with change at school - via Zoom

Price: £139.20

Date: July 14, 2021

For adopted and permanently placed children, transitions can be a trigger and can significantly impact on anxieties and difficulties. This has very possibly had more significant dimensions in this unprecedented school year due to the Pandemic. This training aims to develop your understanding of the specific impact that transitions can have on permanently placed children and learn about strategies that can support children. It will include “good hello’s”: working to get it right from the start, and “good goodbyes”: helping children leave their previous school or setting. It will also include addressing the possible heightened sensitivities to transitions due to recent pandemic and the effect this has had on children’s life at school.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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