Select your area
Choose your region and Local Authority to see if we currently run a SafeBase programme in your area.
Our aim is to make SafeBase available to all adoptive families in the UK. So, no matter where you live or what your financial circumstances are, please get in touch so that we can work with you to help you access a SafeBase programme.
Local authority partnerships
SafeBase is usually free providing we are working in partnership with your local authority.
Did you adopt through Families that Last?
SafeBase is available at no cost to all families approved by our family finding agency, Families that Last.
Self-funding a Bursaries
It is also possible to self-fund. John and Alex Timpson, via the Timpson Foundation, have made available bursaries to help parents attend SafeBase. If you are experiencing difficulty in getting funding, please let us know.
Adoption Support Fund
The Adoption Support Fund will allow adoptive parents to apply directly for finance to pay for therapeutic services. SafeBase and/or Theraplay® services may be funded by the scheme.
For information about accessing SafeBase for Schools please get in touch by calling: 0800 0568 578 or email us.
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SafeBase Therapeutic Parenting Programme
SafeBase is After Adoption’s flagship therapeutic parenting programme for all adoptive families. It creates a strong foundation for loving and lasting relationships.
About the Programme
SafeBase is a 3-part programme which includes a family session, the 4-day parenting programme, and ongoing parent support groups.
Part 1: The Family Session
The Family Session is a tool based on the principles of Theraplay®. It is used to help you understand the interactions within your family.
Part 2: 4-Day Therapeutic Programme
Following on from the Family Session, we send you information about the nearest SafeBase programmes in your area so you can choose which is the most convenient for you.
Part 3: Ongoing Support
Once parents have completed the programme, they are invited to attend a 2-hour parent support group, led by the SafeBase trainers.
SafeBase in the Teenage Years
SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our 1-day therapeutic parenting course for parents of teenagers.
SafeBase for Schools
SafeBase for Schools is based on After Adoption’s successful SafeBase therapeutic parenting programme for adopted families. It aims to help schools effectively support adopted pupils, and those in care, to reach their potential.
Adoption Support Services
Our Adoption Support Services ensure that everyone affected by adoption has the support they need to live happier lives.