Workshops for Adoptive Parents and other Permanent Carers

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic a number of our planned 2020-21 training events are listed with 'to be confirmed' dates. For these events you can register an expression of interest now by emailing and we will contact you once dates have been confirmed. Some training events are being delivered via Zoom and are open for online booking now.

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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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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Later this year we will be adding the below Workshops for Adoptive Parents and Other Permanent Carers to our PAC-UK Training Programme:

  • Your child’s life story – Creative ways to help you and your child to talk, play, cry and smile about their story

You can register an expression of interest now by emailing and we will contact you once dates have been confirmed and online booking is open.

The traumatised child in school - London

Price: £90.00

Date: September 11, 2020

In this training event at our Family Action Head Office (N1 7GR) 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.

The impact of developmental trauma on sensory processing - London

Price: £218.40

Date: October 19, 2020

Children who have experienced developmental trauma can have altered sensory processing.

Sensory processing, combined with attachment theory, recognizes the need to target the areas of the brain that are the source of the dysfunction and works on re-wiring the brains of children with developmental trauma.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Introduction to Theraplay® - London

Price: £105.60

Date: November 6, 2020

Theraplay® is a short-term, playful, engaging treatment that focuses on parent-child relationships and can help adoptive/foster children form secure attachments.

This one-day workshop introduces the key elements of Theraplay®. The focus will be on practical strategies that can be taken away and used by parents in the home, and by professionals in their practice. A qualified Theraplay® trainer will be on hand to work with you.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Eat, sleep, play - every day challenges in parenting adopted children - London

Price: £114.00

Date: November 11, 2020

As a parent you naturally wish for your child to eat well, sleep well and play happily - simply because you know that these are part of the basics that will help your child to thrive. However, when a child had an adverse start in life, things don't always go as smoothly as you had hoped.

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