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This comprehensive guide to the Secure Base model is crafted to assist social workers and professionals engaged in every facet of fostering and adoption practice. From recruitment, assessment, and preparation to matching and sustained support throughout placements into adulthood, this resource equips practitioners with practical insights and strategies for effective caregiving.
This guide empowers foster carers and adopters to provide sensitive care for children with a history of trauma and loss. Anchored in the Secure Base model, it integrates attachment theories, resilience, and child placement research. By emphasising the importance of a secure base, the guide offers a strength-based approach, helping caregivers understand and address the unique needs and behaviors of fostered and adopted children, promoting their thriving and fulfillment of potential.