This half day training is aimed at professionals who are supporting children and their families and who would like to explore different ways to collaborate with schools in meeting the child’s emotional needs. We know that for many children who are in kinship or foster care, or who are adopted, education can be a challenging experience.

We will discuss ways to share your understanding of how attachment disruptions and experiences or early trauma  impact on a child’s learning and sense of safety within school and how to work towards an effective collaboration between the child’s home, school and professional support network.

Learning objectives

  • Consider the possible impact of attachment disruptions and early trauma on children's ability to engage with education

  • Reflect on the importance of safety and connection for children and young people to achieve their educational potential

  • Examine the support needs of children, young people, parents/carers, and educators 

  • Explore different approaches and strategies to collaborate with schools to meet the child's emotional needs

Who should attend?

This training is aimed at social workers, family support workers and social work managers, foster carers, kinship carers and adoptive parents, health and education professionals may also benefit from this training.

See future dates for this course or commission the course for your organisation and we can come to you.