Workshops for Adoptive Parents and other Permanent Carers

This page lists our workshops for adoptive parents, special guardians, long term foster carers and other permanent carers. 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.

Please note that there are further seminars open to adoptive parents and other permanent carers, as well as to social workers and other professionals under Public Seminars.

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.

Once you have submitted your registration form you will be taken to a payments option page where you can either pay via debit/credit card for online payments or choose an offline payment option for purchase order payments and cheques. You can submit your registration form and pay via debit/credit card at a later date by clicking here.

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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The traumatised child in school - London

Price: £90.00

Date: November 21, 2018

In this training event for adoptive parents, carers and prospective parents and carers, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how to:

  1. Support your child with the transition between home and school
  2. Find ways to work in partnership and communication effectively with the school
  3. Access support for children with difficulties including Pupil Premium Plus and Special Educational Needs Procedures

Availability: 0

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

Price: £1800.00

Date: January 3, 2019

The 10 week group sessions for adoptive parents will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday mornings at Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JP on the following dates:

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14

In addition to the above 10 weekly group sessions, each participant can attend 2 follow-up Support Groups (28 March & 2 May), a Shame workshop (4 April) and participant’s families can attend a Related by Adoption workshop (21 March).

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.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

London CPV-NVR Parent Group: 10 week group sessions for Special Guardians of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £2571.00

Date: January 23, 2019

The 10 week group sessions for Special Guardians will take place from 10.15am to 1.15pm on Wednesday mornings at Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP on the following dates:

January 23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3

The group includes individual diarised telephone sessions with participants. A monthly ‘Follow-up Support Group’ will be available for 6 months after the group. This totals 46 hours of contact time per person.

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.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

PAC-UK Training service user feedback

The parents thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it really helpful.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

That was a great training course today. Thank you! There was a lot of interaction between all the delegates.Adoptive parent

Just a brief note to say how much I enjoyed the training day. There was lots of opportunity for participation. We had a very nice, mixed group of people which helped a lot and Kim was excellent as she managed to mix audience participation and what she had to say, so well. I feel that I got a lot out of it.Adoptive parent