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.


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



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.

Voices of adopted people: Messages for change - delivered via Zoom

Free Event

Date: October 18, 2021

This FREE to attend event is open to all parties affected by adoption and permanency, including social workers and other professionals.

Join us for a day of adopted people speaking about their varied experiences and their priorities for the adoption sector. Our fantastic lineup of guest speakers includes Debbie Nahid (TTAG), Claire Maruzzi and Gilli Bruce (How To Be Adopted), Shania Dunbar and Annalisa Toccara (Adoptee Futures), Zara Phillips and our amazing Adopteens!

Event start time 10.00am | Lunch break 12.30pm | Event end time 3.00pm

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Voices of birth parents: Loss, hope and change - delivered via Zoom

Free Event

Date: October 20, 2021

This FREE to attend event is open to all parties affected by adoption and permanency, including social workers and other professionals.

Join us for a day that brings together the voices and art of birth parents. Our fantastic lineup of guest speakers includes Angela Frazer Wicks, Emma Geddes, Siobhan Beckwith, Dr Lisa Morriss, Laura Anderson (Two Good Mums) and our amazing PAC-UK Wigan Birth Parent Group!

Event start time 11.00am | Event end time 2.00pm

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting Teens: Staying in relationship when things get tough...! - via Zoom

Price: £221.20

Date: November 5, 2021

Parenting children whose early histories include separation, loss, attachment disruption and other traumas can become very challenging during adolescence. It also becomes more effective and satisfying when the relationship is kept central amidst all the challenges. Denise and Zach will address how to do to this when responding to many common behaviours adoptive parents and permanent carers face once their children reach the puberty and teenage years. This training will focus on what to do and say, and how to promote a calmer home environment for all - with plenty of examples and time for questions.

Please note: this is a 2 day training course taking place on
Friday 5 and Friday 12 November 2021 from 10.00am to 12.30pm

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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

Price: £1360.80

Date: November 11, 2021

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

November 11, 18 & 25
December  2 & 9
13, 20 & 27
February 3 & 10

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

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Introduction to The BUSS model - Building Underdeveloped Sensory Systems - delivered via Zoom

Price: £117.60

Date: November 23, 2021

Babies and young children raised in loving, nurturing environments grow into themselves on a bodily level through the touch and movement that happens in the context of early relationships. This enables children to feel confident in their movements and their body, as well as in the messages their body gives them about their physiological state. Significantly, this then provides a solid foundation for the development of social-emotional skills and cognitive learning.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Non-Violent Resistance (NVW) Awareness Day - Leeds

Price: £97.20

Date: November 30, 2021



A first introduction to NVR principles and methods for adoptive parents and other permanent carers.

Topics covered

  1. Building parental presence, when consequences or rewards have not been working: actual physical presence, embodied & systemic presence.
  2. Exploring non-violent methods which use and build parental presence, such as the announcement, campaign of concern and sit in.
  3. When parents can’t see the wood for all the trees: the art of prioritising which problems to tackle.
  4. From shame to support and re-connection between parent and child: understanding and using reconciliation gestures to restore and relationships and address the unmet needs of the child.
  5. From shame to repair and belonging: challenging and supporting children and young people to make reparation to others, so they can once again find their place in the family and community.

Who should attend

Adoptive parents and other permanent carers. Support workers can attend with a parent if they feel it is appropriate to.


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 who need advice about difficulties experienced by their pupils. Charlene delivers NVR to groups and to individual parents, and is a Certified Theraplay© Practitioner trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Tanya Killick, Adopteens Project Worker & Child and Family Therapist – Tanya is a qualified Social Worker who has been working at PAC-UK since 2014. Tanya has several roles within PAC-UK, which include supporting adoptive families through PAC-UK’s Child to Parent Violence (CPV) Programme, co-facilitating PAC-UK CPV Parent Groups, and delivering PAC-UK’s CPV Programme to individual families. Tanya co-leads Adopteens (formerly AT-iD Project), an innovative pilot project designed and led by teenage adoptees, aimed at building friendships and giving teens a space to be themselves. Tanya is passionate about enabling adoptees to have a voice on the issues that matter to them, to improve understanding and the way we work to support people affected by adoption. Tanya also works in PAC-UK’s Adult Services team offering emotional and letterbox support to first family members and works on Tanya has completed training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) (Level One) and enjoys the non- judgmental use of PACE when working with people affected by trauma.

Benefits of attending

Participants will become familiarised with the underlying principles of NVR, and learn about some of the core methods which help build ‘new authority’ in the family and re-connect parent and child.*

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Prices excluding VAT

PAC-UK subscribing LAs/all self paying carers - Individual carers: £81 (£97.20 incl VAT);  Couples: £152.50 (£183 incl. VAT);
PAC-UK non-subscribing LAs - Individual carers: £93.50 (£112.20 incl VAT);  Couples: £174.50 (£209.40 incl VAT);

If you do not know if you are in a PAC-UK subscribing Local Authority area please use the link at the top of this page.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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