Public Seminars

This page lists our public seminars which are open to all parties affected by adoption and permanency, including professionals. Click on the course title or register tab to view detailed information. You can register via our electronic booking form and pay online. We are unable to take bookings or payments over the phone.

If you would like to go onto a waiting list for an event that is fully booked please email training@pac-uk.org. You will be contacted if a place becomes available and be sent a notification email when we run the event again.

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Please note, for online payments your booking is not complete until payment is received. We strongly advise you to make payment at the time of submitting your registration form to avoid disappointment as the majority of our courses do sell out.

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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 (How To Be Adopted), Shania Ives and Annalisa Toccara (Adoptee Futures), Gilli Bruce, Zara Phillips and our amazing Adopteens!

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

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Adoption remembrance event - delivered via Zoom

Free Event

Date: October 19, 2021

All adults affected by adoption and their friends/family are warmly invited to join us for this important FREE online event, which is linked to National Adoption Week, and to National Remembrance Day.

This is a poignant time to come together to think and reflect about the loss of relationships, which is the downside of adoption for so many. These losses can be devastating and bewildering, and it is important for all of us to recognise the depth of feelings involved for all concerned.

Event start time 2.30pm | Event end time 4.30pm

Availability: 0

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.

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

Price: £231.60

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.

PAC-UK Training service user feedback

I wish more people would access trainings like this.Mental health professional

The trainer was fantastic. Her insights so helpful... I was left wanting more.Teacher

More training like this please!Social worker

Brilliant and amazingly informative. I now have the confidence that the adoption is going to work.Prospective adopter

Excellent day. Really beneficial.Adoptive parent

Very impressed by the quality and the eloquence of the trainer. I feel very hopeful now. An excellent and informative day.Adoptive parent

Thank you. And thank goodness!Adoptive parent

Thanks for putting on the super 'Let's take it from the top' training. It was a really inspiring day that helped to make better sense of what some of our children and families are struggling with.Social worker