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 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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Leeds CPV/NVR Parent Group: 8 weekly group sessions for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £2967.06

Date: June 4, 2019

The 8 weekly group sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place on Tuesday mornings at our PAC-UK Leeds Office on the following dates:

June 4, 11, 18 & 25
2, 9, 16, 23

In addition to the 8 weekly group sessions, each participant can attend 6 follow-up Support Groups, a Shame workshop, a The Traumatised Child in School workshop and participant’s families can attend a Related by Adoption workshop.

This programme provides a 9 month wrap around support service to families. 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.

Once upon a time - Using storytelling to tell your child about their life story - Leeds

Price: £78.00

Date: July 3, 2019

Stories can help parents and children relate to each other, and story telling can be enormously helpful when talking to your child about their history before joining your family. Come and familiarise yourself with a range of existing storybooks that can support your child, and help you to create a specific story for your child!

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Caring for a child (aged 4 - 12) who has been sexually abused - London

Price: £209.40

Date: July 11, 2019

Sexually abused child 1When we discover that the child we are adopting or caring for permanently has been sexually abused, all sorts of questions, thoughts and feelings come into our minds: how hurt is my little girl/boy? Does she/he carry that wound? Will she/he go on to abuse other children? And how can I cope with what has happened to her/him? Another question may be “am I alone?” This workshop provides a space to meet with others in a similar situation, share, and, perhaps find some answers to some of our questions.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The traumatised child in school - Manchester

Price: £90.00

Date: July 16, 2019

In this training event in Manchester 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. Learn more about how your child’s early life may present in school
  3. Find ways to work in partnership and communication effectively with the school
  4. Navigate educational support including information on pupil premium plus and Education Health Care Plans

Availability: Spaces remaining.

CPV-NVR Parent Group via Zoom: 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £576.00

Date: September 17, 2019

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

September 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26

The group includes two follow-up support sessions.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

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