Adoption is a life-long process and we recognise the support you may need to make that a positive experience for all members of the family.
It is widely recognised that for some children who have experienced early trauma, neglectful parenting, exposure to domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse, that parenting requires specialist knowledge, expertise and support.
Whilst each family has different strengths and needs, we can offer a range of services to help your family. We have regular groups for toddlers, teenagers and the whole family; one off workshops on a whole range of topics during the week and weekend, and training courses for adopters and professionals. Our specialist therapy services can provide specialist assessments and bespoke packages of therapy, funded by the Adoption Support Fund.
You’re never alone on the adoption journey.
Whether dealing with a young baby or a teenager, we offer groups, workshops, training, therapy or support for all those affected by adoption in the South West region.
Whether you’re new to adoption or several years down the line, a professional looking for training or a teenager looking for answers, we’re here to help you. Give us a call on 0117 955 8826. We’ll do everything we can to help.
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”