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SafeBase for Schools is a training programme, developed by After Adoption, which uses a whole school approach to help schools effectively support adopted pupils, and those in local authority care, to reach their full potential.

When children have experienced developmental trauma and have attachment difficulties this can impact upon their capacity to learn and manage themselves within the classroom. Our training for teaching staff improves their understanding of the challenges adopted and looked after children face, and provides practical strategies, based upon Theraplay® principles, to help children reach their full potential.

Key benefits include:

  • Better understanding about early life neglect and abuse – how this shapes brain development and the child’s ability to learn
  • Greater confidence in dealing positively with children who have faced early childhood adversity
  • Improved classroom management and a reduction in disruptive behaviours
  • Children who are happier, more stable, and better able to learn and progress
  • Support in meeting Pupil Premium performance indicators and Ofsted Inspection requirements


We offer three to six hour training as twilight, half-day or full-day formats.

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Professionals and local authorities

Our Adoption Support Services ensure that everyone affected by adoption has the support they need to live happier lives. After Adoption has over 27 years’ experience in delivering adoption support services and we provide adoption support to over 1,000 families every year.


BirthTies provides a bespoke service to birth parents whose children have been adopted, or where adoption is being considered for their child.

Breaking the Cycle

Breaking the Cycle, a Midlands-based project, supports birth mothers suffering grief and loss, teaching them the importance of self-care and helping to build their self-esteem.

SafeBase Therapeutic Parenting Programme

SafeBase is After Adoption's flagship therapeutic parenting programme. It creates a strong foundation for loving and lasting relationships, giving children the confidence to feel safe and secure with their parents/carers.

SafeBase in the Teenage Years

SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our 2-day therapeutic parenting course for adoptive parents and carers of teenagers.

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 830 2036 or email

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support