Therapeutic Parenting/Caring for Looked After Children

Date & Time:

Tuesday 5 March 2019 (09:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA



This course is targeted to Foster Careers with any level of experience.


There is a developing evidence base that carers of children with attachment difficulties (who have often experienced childhood trauma/abuse) need to respond differently to traditional models of parenting/caring to meet a child's specific needs. This training aims to provide a space for foster carers to think through their young people's behaviour and discuss what therapeutic caring strategies they could employ. It is also recognised how much foster carers do to support young people in care, therefore there will also be reflections on managing 'compassion-fatigue'.


At the end of the course participants will have:

  • Increased understanding of the impact of early adverse childhood experiences;
  • Discussed and practice therapeutic caring/parenting techniques to help offset the impact of trauma/abuse;
  • Explored the different therapeutic caring strategies for younger children and adolescents.


It will be facilitated by Sutton's Looked after Children's CAMHS team, who can offer on-going support/consultation so if you wanted to discuss things further after the training we would be more than happy to keep in contact where helpful. 


Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - Cognus0
Education - Early Years0
Education - Other0
Education - Schools/Colleges0
Foster CarerNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age Disabilites0
LBS Other0
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue Locality0
LBS People Children's - Children with Disabilities0
LBS People Children's - Court0
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant Director0
LBS People Children's - Early Help0
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green Locality0
LBS People Children's - Heads of Service0
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens Services0
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care Team0
LBS People Children's - Looked After Children0
LBS People Children's - MASH0
LBS People Children's - Other0
LBS People Children's - Placements0
LBS People Children's - QA0
LBS People Children's - RAS0
LBS People Children's - Red Locality0
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & Support0
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth Support0
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending Team0
NHS - Clinical Commissioning Group0
NHS - Community Services0
NHS - Hospital0
NHS - Other0
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
Sutton Housing Partnership0


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Dr Ellen Westwood, LAC Psychologist

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)