Adoption is a life-long process. Support, learning and therapy may be helpful to you at various stages of the journey.
Here at The Centre we are a friendly group of professionals with many years’ experience of working with adopted children, young people and their families. We have created a programme of groups, training and social events to connect and support adoptive families from across the region.
We have regular groups for toddlers, teenagers and the whole family; one off workshops and training courses for adopters and professionals. Our specialist therapy service can provide specialist assessments and bespoke packages of therapy, funded by the Adoption Support Fund.
Whether you’re new to adoption or several years down the line, an adopter looking for training or a teenager looking for answers, explore the calendar to find something for you.
The Safeguarding of children and young people is The Centre’s paramount concern. All staff complete Children’s Safeguarding training, additional training such as PREVENT is also available and some staff additionally complete adult safeguarding training. Safer recruitment processes are in place, DBS checks are completed on all staff and enhanced DBS checks are completed on staff who work directly with children/young people. The Centre provides comprehensive training for all staff which includes learning from Serious Case Reviews, disruptions, safeguarding incidents and data breaches. Our Safeguarding Policy is here.
“I don’t know what we’d have done without The Centre. They’ve helped us to connect with other adoptive families through activities and workshops and we’ve made some truly lifelong friends. The support of people who know what you’re going through is priceless. We’re so lucky to have that.”
“It was a bit scary at first, changing schools and getting to know my new family. Sometimes I felt pretty lonely. The Centre made everything a lot easier. Everyone’s so friendly and they made me feel like I wasn’t alone. It would have been so much harder without them and their support.”
“Working with and training at The Centre has been inspiring. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable about their subject, they are also really friendly too”