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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. Activities are designed so that all young people can achieve, and the variety ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy. Expert staff work with families to fully understand their child’s needs and identify tailored therapeutic activities to be included in the camp programme, this is done using Person-centred Planning.

Our therapeutic approach includes creative therapies and Theraplay® informed activities, proven to be crucial in building self-esteem, emotional regulation and emotional connection with others. The residential camps are fundable through the Adoption Support Fund.

Interesting facts…

  • Within 2 weeks of launch 400 families and 700 children registered interest
  • In 15/16 12 therapeutic camps were held with 104 children attending

Upcoming camps

We have a number of upcoming camps as below. To find out more about these please contact us at

Peak District Camp:

  • 18 – 20 February 2019. Ages: 11-13
  • 20 – 22 February 2019. Ages: 14-15

Useful information

TalkAdoption Therapeutic Residential Camps for 11-18 year olds – Brochure for parents

TalkAdoption Therapeutic Residential Camps for 11-18 year olds – Brochure for Local Authorities and Regional Adoption Agencies



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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.

Professionals Referral Form

Useful links

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support