Children in care and adopted children

Social Workers / Teachers / Residential Care Home or other professionals

If you are a social worker, teacher, residential care home or other professional working with a Looked After or Adopted child and struggling to understand their needs, we can offer a range of support including:

  • Bespoke psychological assessments including
    • To understand behaviours and emotions
    • Needs in relation to placements
    • Parenting or school behaviours
    • Learning, cognitive and general abilities
    • Autism or ADHD
  • Consultations and supervision
  • Training for parents, carers, staff around trauma and attachment

Medico-legal: Solicitors / Guardian ad Litem / Social Workers

We can provide psychological assessment of children and families for expert witness testimony. Please see the Medico-legal section.

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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.

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