Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.
Recent changes to membership include Adoption UK Advantage: a bundle of offers and discounts on family brands in leisure, shopping, travel and lifestyle, access to a FREE legal helpline managed by a national firm of solicitors, and lots more...
Free online resources
Beacon House is an integrated mental health and occupational therapy service offering a range of assessments and therapies for children, families, and adults.
They also offer some free online resources.
There are a number of groups on Facebook offering support for adopters and parents dealing with attachment issues.
Some are closed groups and you will need to be granted access.
Connecting the dots with ACES (adverse childhood experiences)
Attachment disorder UK
Adopters UK support group
Wiltshire Council invested in a wide range of adoption related books.
Available in libraries in Wiltshire, these include books by:
Kim Golding (PACE);
and many more.
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC)
Founded in 2008, the WPCC is an independent, voluntary organisation which is managed and run by parent carers, for parent carers.
With a membership in excess of 2500 parent carers across Wiltshire whose children range in age (0-25yrs) and in the type of special educational needs and/or disabilities they have, the WPCC offers incredible support and signposting.
The Belay Foundation
The Belay Foundation is a charity based in the South West of England, dedicated to matching adoptive families in need of support with students looking for sector-specific experience.
They also offer workshops on DLA applications.
Inspire Training Group
Prices vary - online training
The online training branch of the National Association of Therapeutic Parenting.
There are short as well as more in-depth online training available.
Inspire Training Group was established in 2007 and draws on the experience of a number of professionals including Attachment specialists within the therapeutic community, adopters and foster carers.
National Association of Therapeutic Parenting
The NATP exists to provide support, education and resources for Therapeutic Parents and supporting professionals relating to therapeutic parenting, effective interventions, compassion fatigue and the effects of early life trauma.
Sarah Fisher Coaching
Sarah is an adoptive mum herself and provides support and training for both parents and professionals, based on NVR (Non Violent Resistance) approaches. There are some free resources on the website as well as webinars and online courses (starting from £6).