We are delighted to have partnered with the UK’s leading provider of online children's services training, AC Education, to develop a new collection of online training courses for the adoption community. Provided by AC Education and available to complete in your own time (perfect for busy parents!), these courses will enable prospective adopters, adoptive parents and Special Guardians to expand their knowledge, gain new skills and grow in confidence.

Become an Adoption UK member today and save on the price of each course!
Family Members of Adoption UK can save 30% on the price of courses: that works out at just £45 per course. (Courses charged to non-members of Adoption UK at a full price of £65 per course. All prices stated include VAT.)

New courses available through AC Education:

Understanding early trauma and the effect on adopted children: Children adopted today will have experienced trauma and loss. Explore the long-term effects on the developing brain, emotions and behaviours.

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in adopted children: Children adopted today are at a high risk of having FASD.  Learn more about what FASD is, the long-term impacts and how we can support our children.

Supporting the mental health needs of adopted children: Written in conjunction with YoungMinds, this course helps you understand and identify mental health conditions, and provides practical advice on supporting children.

Self-harming behaviours in adopted children: This course explores the the causes and signs of self-harming and will help you understand how to effectively support adopted children suffering with these behaviours.

Social media, selfies and sexting - supporting your adopted child to act safely online: Parents worry their children are at risk from misuse of social media or from unsolicited contact from birth families. Gain the knowledge you need to guide and protect your child. 

Drug and alcohol abuse in young adopted people:-Learning about substances and the reasons young people misuse them is the first step in protecting and helping young people.  Gain the knowledge to help protect your child.

NEW: Life Story Work for Adoptive Families: This course provides adoptive parents with the appropriate skills and the confidence to help their children, at key stages of their life, to piece together a complete narrative of their history, birth family and experiences. 

Visit the AC Education website today to find out more and purchase your course.

How do I purchase these new online training courses?

If you are a member of Adoption UK

Click on the 'purchase' button below to buy your discounted training course from AC Education. Please note you will only be able to see this button if you are a member of Adoption UK and are logged in to this site.

Purchase an online training course from ACEducation

If you are not currently a member of Adoption UK:

Join Adoption UK today to access the exclusive discount on course prices

Alternatively, to purchase any of these new courses at full price, please contact the AC Education training consultants on 01923 850408 or at [email protected]


Adoption UK member Philippa says she’s impressed by our new online training on FASD https://youtu.be/FgIvhX8UPBo