Building the foundations for a happy future.

We provide on-going support, including regional groups, which enable you to meet up with other SafeBase parents/carers. This also gives you the opportunity to catch up with a SafeBase trainer to discuss your progress and any issues you may be facing.

Aside from this, you will have access to an online community, which further supports networking and encourages families to share their learning and experiences.

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How to access SafeBase

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.

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.

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.

TalkAdoption for adopted young people

TalkAdoption is our national support service for adopted children and young people. We provide regular activities that offer a safe and supportive space for young adopted people to meet, have fun and have an opportunity to explore issues that are important to them.


After Adoption has produced a range of resources for everyone affected by adoption, as well as professionals.

Get in touch

To find out more call: 0161 830 2021 or email

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support