We work

With local authorities:

With residential children's homes:

With mainstream and special schools:

With fostering agencies:

With adoptive and birth families:



For local authorities:


We provide assessments and therapeutic interventions for looked after children and around any problematic issues involving fostering and adoption.


We provide more intensive regular work with social workers, carers and children to address specific concerns or difficulties in a placement.

We provide a specialist clinician who can discuss problematic situations and
difficult placements with supervising social workers and foster carers.

We offer regular ongoing discussion groups or surgeries on an individual basis.

We offer one-off training sessions including a three-hour workshop where foster carers and supervising social workers can share experiences and explore with us the emotional implications and challenges of children's behaviours.

For residential children's homes:


We provide a clinician who can think with the Head of Home about the children's problems, and about their impact on the staff. 

We create programmes of regular staff meetings to facilitate discussions between key workers and support the cohesiveness of the team. 


We help to provide better communication  between the residential unit, social services and schools,  writing reports and attending professional meetings.

For mainstream and special schools:

We provide a clinician to think with the Head Teacher or specialist teachers about the children's behaviours, their family backgrounds and circumstances;

We help to unpick how the children's emotional difficulties impact on their peer group, and on their capacity to learn. 

We offer discussion groups for teachers and teaching assistants, where difficult situations can be discussed and explored.

We offer one-off training sessions including a three-hour workshop where teachers and care staff can share experiences and explore with us the emotional implications and challenges of children's behaviours.

For fostering agencies:

We provide a specialist clinician who can discuss problematic situations and difficult placements with supervising social workers and foster carers.

We offer regular ongoing discussion groups or surgeries on an individual basis.

We provide more intensive regular work with social workers,  carers and children to address specific concerns or difficulties in a placement.

We offer one-off training sessions including a three-hour workshop where foster carers
and supervising social workers can share experiences and explore with us the emotional implications and challenges of children's behaviours.

For adoptive and birth families:

We provide a specialist clinician who can think with the parents about their child: about how their early experiences impact on them and on their family. 

We can work with the parents, or with the whole family to help them address the consequences of loss and trauma. 

We can support the parents in discussions with schools and provide therapeutic work for
their child.

Training:

Our interventions, whether one off  training days, regular group sessions or more
intensive work, are all forms of experiential training for carers and their supervising social workers. They assist carers and other professionals to communicate with troubled and disturbed children and to understand the meanings of their behaviour and the underlying causes.