Find out more about the SafeBase therapeutic parenting programme and how it can benefit the adoptive families and permanent carers that you support.

What A SafeBase workshop for those looking to commission adoption support.
When May 3 2018, 2:00 pm - May 3 2018, 4:00 pm
Where After Adoption
Address Unit 209, Design Works, William Street, Felling, Gateshead NE10 0JP

You can now spot purchase places on SafeBase programmes which are being held in the North East this July and November. To find out more or book your place on this workshop email or call the team on 0191 438 7980.

Are you a local authority professional supporting adoptive families?

You are warmly invited to attend a free two hour workshop outlining the content and benefits of the SafeBase Therapeutic Parenting Programme for all adoptive families and other permanent carers, including families with older children and teenagers.


SafeBase is a strengths-based approach which seeks to develop and strengthen the personal resources, confidence and resilience of carers and to develop the specific skills needed to care for and nurture a looked after child. It is listed as a course in Scope in the Adoption Support Fund Service Categorisation Guidance document.

“SafeBase has given us some invaluable information, which has already worked well in many situations and made an immediate, positive difference. We are feeling much more positive, reassured and confident.” Adoptive parent attending a programme in November 2017.

The programme is made up of a bespoke, individual session with the family, a 4-day taught parenting programme and then on completion of the course, ongoing access to regional topic based groups and an online community designed specifically to support SafeBase graduates.

SafeBase explores the impact of loss and trauma upon a child’s attachment and development and helps adoptive parents and carers to develop an understanding of the impact of their child’s past experiences of trauma and loss. The use of Theraplay® principles and activities gives a framework for parents to engage with their child in a non-threatening and fun way and helps them to reflect on ways to respond to their child in a sensitive and attuned way.

The positive benefits of the programme are reflected in families’ feedback and evaluation which demonstrates an increase in carers’ confidence, insight and skills and that these benefits boost both carers’ and children’s wellbeing and gives hope for the future.

Participants have also consistently commented that the course is well informed with a good mix of theory and practical learning and opportunities to learn from others.

“I have attended several training sessions on attachment and brain development. This course has been the most clear, concise and informative format I have attended.’ Adoptive parent attending a programme in April 2017

The workshop provides and opportunity to find out more about the SafeBase therapeutic parenting programme and how it can benefit the adoptive families and carers that you support. To secure a place on the workshop please email or ring 0191 438 7980.

You can also read more about the programme here.

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support