Children in Care and Adopted Children

We offer a range of support for adopted, looked after or fostered children and their families and carers; whether it’s an assessment, therapy, parenting, consultation or training for residential homes, support for schools, medico-legal queries or supervision. We have substantial experience of supporting children and families who have experienced significant trauma and attachment difficulties. 

Dr Lakshman (Lucky) Ganatra and Dr Manjeet Susch both offer support for Children in Care.

Adoptive and Foster Parents

If you are an adoptive or foster parent worried about your child’s well-being, there are a number of areas we can support you including:

  • Adjusting to your new family life
  • Understanding your child’s past and how it might be impacting their emotional and behavioural development
  • Learning how to therapeutically parent a child who has experienced trauma
  • Direct work with the child/young person to cope with
    • anxieties, worries, phobias
    • difficulties in school
    • adjustment
    • anger
    • trauma
    • relationship and identity difficulties
    • attachment difficulties
    • life story work

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Consultations

Sometimes the young person or family are not ready for therapy. At times, it may be beneficial for parents, carers, or professionals to have consultations. This is an opportunity to explore and discuss worries about the child’s emotional and behavioural well-being and can be around specific topics such as:

  • Behaviours that are challenging
  • Anger
  • “Splitting” of parents or carers / teams
  • Dissociation
  • Self-harm

Consultations can be either one-off but often, for residential homes/fostering agencies or schools, you may wish for on-going consultation for either the young person or the team. Please see the relevant section for more information.

Corporate Livewire 2024 Award

GHP Social Care 2024 Award

SME News 2023 Award