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Education Professionals Workshop

July 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Do you support ” looked after or vulnerable children?

This introductory half-day course is aimed at professionals who work with and support vulnerable children in education settings of all varieties, so is suitable for the following: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Mentors, SENCOs, Nursery Nurses, Key Workers, Pastoral Care Workers, Family Support Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Private Tutors, or other professionals working with children.

Many children who have experienced separation, loss, abuse and/or neglect will not relate to the world in typical ways and they spend their day trying to ‘survive’, rather than thrive. Their behaviours can be mystifying to those around them, and traditional disciplinary approaches which rely on rewards and sanctions (and form the basis of many a school’s behaviour policy) simply do not work as they might with other children. They need something different.

The course will be delivered by Emma Spillane, an experienced trainer who is also a qualified teacher and a CCS adoptive parent to two siblings, and covers:

  • A child’s journey through care
  • Definitions and causes of attachment difficulties and early trauma
  • Impact of trauma and attachment on brain development and learning
  • Recognising different attachment styles and behaviours
  • A number of considerations and practical strategies for helping to support the child or young person


Delegates should leave the workshop armed with a better awareness and understanding of key issues and research into trauma and attachment, how attachment and trauma-related difficulties present in children’s behaviour, and some strategies to employ to support these children in education settings.

There will be opportunities for discussion and sharing of good practice between delegates.

Charge of £50 per person and refreshments are provided. Please contact us for a booking form on info@adoptionsupportcentre.org or phone 0117 955 8826


July 1
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Centre
162 Pennywell Road
Bristol, Bristol BS5 0TX United Kingdom
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0117 955 8826