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Simply Understanding & Nurturing
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Welcome to our website. You may be a parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, teacher, social worker, Local Authority Special Educational Needs or Virtual School team member. Whoever you are, we assure you now, we know how to and can help you support your child or young person.

Our high-quality ‘rainbow’ of services are designed for those Children and Young People who encounter a range of challenges and difficulties. These are the Children and Young People who struggle to maintain the calm and alert, active and outgoing states that are necessary to enable learning and growth. Instead they present as distressed and dissociative and possibly use aversive behaviours that serve to protect them although impede access to learning.

We work therapeutically, informed by the principles of DDP (Level 1 and 2), incorporating research-based Attachment and Trauma informed interventions and practice. At very core of this is our belief that positive relationship experience builds brains, and for growth to take place, a developing brain needs to experience relational, physical and emotional safety. From this your child or young person will develop resilience and be able to engage in a variety of different learning settings

All Our Services are developed from current research-based attachment and trauma informed theory and practice. Our approaches and interventions are relational, and person centered. We strive to work in full partnership with all other connected family, schools and wider community support services involved in order to develop group as well as client resilience.

Our services are suitable for all children and young people regardless of Social Emotional and Mental Health or Special Educational Needs.

We look forward to working alongside you in creating the best possible outcomes for your Children and Young People.

For more information on our approach see our Core Value and Principles.

Alternative Provision

Our Red, Orange and Yellow programmes, although discrete, share a common thread of attachment and trauma informed processes and intervention strategies.

Simplistically speaking they are differentiated only by an agreed evaluation on how much time the ‘Learner’ (Child or Young Person referred), family or other service (e.g. school or foster parent) needs to spend with one of our Learning Facilitators (LF) which is identified at the assessment stage.

All our Programmes follow an Assess, Plan, Do, Review approach that also incorporates other services, outcomes, aims, objectives and plans (e.g. EHCP, PEP, CiC plan).

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Support Services, Training and Consultation

For families, schools and other agencies working with Children and Young People seeking to create safe, stable and secure relationships with Children and Young People; the type of relationships that support, maintain and connect with them, encouraging their engagement in learning.

Informed by the principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) alongside Attachment and Trauma informed practice these services will support your family or organisation thrive not just survive.

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Resources & Articles

How Resilience Is Built

Children are not born with resilience, which is produced through the interaction of biological systems and protective factors in the social environment. The active ingredients in building resilience are supportive relationships with parents, coaches, teachers, caregivers, and other adults in … Read More

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The Science of Resilience

Children are not born with resilience, which is produced through the interaction of biological systems and protective factors in the social environment. The active ingredients in building resilience are supportive relationships with parents, coaches, teachers, caregivers, and other adults in … Read More

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