Join the campaign to make every school attachment-aware.
Adoption UK has joined forces with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), and others, in a bid to make every school attachment-aware. The aim is to provide all school leaders and teachers with knowledge, practical strategies, access to training, and a network of support through Adoption UK’s schools’ membership programme.
Use your Pupil Premium funding to become an adoption-friendly school by joining Adoption UK.
Schools' membership application form - to download the PDF form Click Here
Adoption UK's chief executive Hugh Thornbery CBE was interviewed across a range of national media following the launch of our Schools Campaign, on why it is so important to make every school in the country attachment aware. To listen to an interview that Mr Thornbery gave to BBC Radio 4's Today programme click here (it starts around 2 hours and 32 mins in).
Mr Thornbery was also interviewed on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show. Click here to watch it.
Download Understanding Attachment Difficulties joint advice from NAHT and Adoption UK.
“Schools and other education providers should ensure that all staff who may come into contact with children and young people with attachment difficulties receive appropriate training on attachment difficulties.”
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline [NG26] on childrens attachment (November 2015)
Adoption UK Education Resources
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Recommended Training/Service Providers
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PAC-UK's Education Service
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PAC-UK Education Resources
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