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SafeBase creates a strong foundation for loving and lasting relationships, giving children the confidence to feel safe and secure with their parents. The programme is available for adoptive parents, foster carers and special guardians, and aims to strengthen family relationships and stability.

Interesting facts…

  • 85% of families better understood their child
  • 80% of families felt more able to respond to their child’s needs
  • 99% of parents felt happier with their family


We came away feeling empowered to make positive changes in our children’s lives. – Parent who completed SafeBase training


View our latest SafeBase Calendar 2018-2019 for programme dates:

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SafeBase: programme summary

Find out more about SafeBase - our flagship therapeutic parenting programme.

Part 1: The Family Session

This helps parents / guardians gain a clear understanding of interactions within the family.

Part 2: 4-Day Therapeutic Programme

This provides practical strategies to deal with any challenges effectively.

Part 3: Ongoing Support

Understanding the importance of peer group support and maintaining networks, this is essential.

SafeBase in the Teenage Years

SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our therapeutic parenting course for parents who have teenagers. It helps parents recognise the changes and transitions taking place during adolescence and the challenges teenagers face.

SafeBase for Schools

SafeBase for Schools enables school staff to effectively support adopted pupils, and those in care, to reach their potential. It provides practical strategies for support.

Therapeutic Intensive Adoption Support Services

Our range of therapeutic intensive adoption support services is very complex and individual packages of therapeutic support can be designed to meet each family’s assessed needs.


TalkAdoption is a national programme which offers adopted children and young people a safe space to meet. It aims to improve young people’s self-confidence and reduce their sense of isolation through creative and inspiring group activities and discussion.

TalkAdoption Camps and
Short Breaks

Our therapeutic residential camps help build the confidence and self-esteem of adopted young people, giving the whole family a well-deserved break. They provide adventure and create a memorable and meaningful experience.

Training and events

After Adoption provides a range of training opportunities for those working within the sector, to support professional development and inform best practice.


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 839 4932 or email

To make a referral please follow the link below and complete the online form.

Professional Referral Form

Useful links

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support