This page includes a range of resources and training designed to make education a successful environment for children who have suffered early trauma, neglect or abuse.

Our resources and training will be of interest to you if you are:

  • a parent
  • a teacher
  • a teaching assistant
  • a SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator)
  • looking for ideas on how to spend Pupil Premium Plus
  • wanting to increase your understanding of the effects of early trauma, neglect or abuse.
  • looking for information to pass on to a school.

We can help with:

Free downloads and videos

Produced by Adoption UK Wales and with input from teachers and adoptive parents in Wales, this new video is about the importance of understanding adopted children and their needs in the education environment. Raising awareness of the various traumas adopted children may bring with them to a school setting, the video looks at the need for understanding by education professionals of adopted children in the classroom. 

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The video was funded by the Welsh Government as part of an ongoing programme of work to raise attainment of adopted children in school in Wales. Welsh subtitled version available here.
(The video displays the old Helpline number: for the new number and opening hours click here)

Trauma in the classroom: Learning lessons for neglected and abused children - powerful, five-minute DVD exploring the difficulties that adopted children may encounter in an educational setting as a result of the separation, loss and trauma they have experienced in their early lives.

From our shop

Let's learn together - A guide for parents and teachers of adopted children now available for purchase through our online shop.

Teenagers and Attachment: Helping Adolescents Engage with Life and Learning edited by Andrea Perry

Workshops & training

Children Who Struggle at School
Our Training team can tailor any of our workshops to your requirements - at a venue of your choice, for a maximum of 20 participants.

Teaching Staff Training (including inset): Life in the Classroom
This three-hour training session is specially designed to help those working with adopted children who are struggling in school.

Contact the team to discuss your needs further.



The Education board on our forums

Our Helpline - Click Here for information

Our Lending Library (for members only) has loads of resources that can be borrowed.

Other organisations

There's lots of links to other organisations and sources of information here.