If you are an approved adopter with one of the South London Adoption Consortium training you are welcome on any of the workshops listed below - subject to agency decisions. If you are an adopter from another consortium please contact the Co-ordinator here.

Southwark Saturday Workshop Programme for 2018.

New training opportunities for prospective (Stage 2) and approved adopters and SGO carers within South London Adoption and Permanence Consortium (SLAPC).

9TH JUNE 2018
Holiday Inn Express, Riverside West Smugglers Way , Wandsworth, SW18 1EG
Have you ever wondered what is ‘Attachment’ and why is it so important? How could you parent a child who has experienced a difficult start in their life?

Interested? Great, come and join us at a one day Saturday workshop where we will offer practical advice and introduce you to a number of activities and play, which promote attachment building, trust and self-regulation.

21ST JULY 2018
ROOM 2, Canada Water Library21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Are you about to go to panel with a view to approval or are approved but without a child/ren placed yet? Would you like to increase your opportunities of a successful match?
We offer guidelines to take you through the process following panel including identifying possible suitable matches, the matching process, introductions and early days of settling in together. This workshop is designed to help participants explore some of the issues and emotions which may emerge during this period. We also offer practical advice in managing the transition.

ROOM 5, Canada Water Library21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Lots of children struggle to understand adoption and this can pose challenges in parenting these children. Do you feel you need support in helping your child make sense of their adoption? Join us and we will support you and give you some ideas about how to promote your child's life story and we will have examples of life story you can draw on and use for yourself.

Canada Water Library21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
This workshop is suitable for carers who are considering caring for a child of a different ethnicity to their, or who are already caring for a child of a different ethnicity. We will be exploring identity and difference and how you can meet you child's needs in the long term. We will also address the challenges you may face and support you to enable your child to develop a positive sense of identity.


Download the flyer here.  If you are interested in booking a place on any of these courses please email

wanda.farrell@yahoo.com and mention which agency you are with.

Coram.png   Early Permanence training for 2018

If you are an approved adopter and you wish to do the extra training to become an Early Permanence carer please ask your social worker if you can attend the training with Coram.

You CANNOT book yourself on. You must ask your social worker.

  • Wednesdays 24th and 31st Jan
  • Fridays 2nd and 9th March
  • Thursdays 12th and 19th April
  • Thursdays 17th and 24th May
  • Thursdays 5th and 12th July
  • Thursday 30th August and 6th Sep
  • Thursday 11th and 18th October
  • Thursday 29th Nov and 6th Dec

Please ask your worker to contact:
Direct Line: 020 7520 2031 Mobile: 07983 500917

If you wish to attend one of the following workshops: Open to all SLAPC members. Please send an email stating your approving agency to elaine.brady@bromley.gov.uk with your telephone number and the local authority you live in.

Workshop title

Short description


“What about us? The parent perspective”.


Group exploration of the challenges of maintaining adult time with the pressure of caring for children and young people.


Parenting teenagers

The challenges of adolescence and the connection to identity and trauma.


Exploring difficult conversations

When the child’s history is sensitive and complex we will explore methods to use to uncover past traumatic histories.


The changing landscape of contact as the child reaches adolescence.

Thinking about how to change thinking about the purpose of contact as the child reaches teenage years. 


Did you know?

If you are a SLAC adopter you may be entitled to free on line training with Kate Cairns Associates. (Go to their website).

Read the review below and sign up via your agency to one of these on line courses:

"We completed the Attachment and Brain Development online course from KCA. It was easy to log in and access, and the materials are well written and easy to follow. We have read various books and articles about attachment theory and early development of a child's brain, plus the training received from Bromley, as part of the process to become approved adopters."

"The concepts of this online course were not new to us, but it was very good to get a different perspective and also to refresh our knowledge and thoughts on the topic. Some of the practical exercises were aimed more at professionals working with children, but it was still interesting to read about the things to observe in the behaviours/interactions between parents and children and to link these to the theory behind them."

"We do find ourselves looking out for these things as we are out and about now! We would definitely recommend this course to other adopters and are looking forward to trying some of the other online courses that are available."


N & K