Face-to-face training

PACT offers a range of face-to-face training for approved or prospective PACT adoptive families.

All training is free to attend for PACT adopters and there is no limit on the number of courses that can be attended.

Training takes place in London, Reading and Brighton. The latest training dates and course outlines are listed below. If you would like to receive further information or attend any of these free courses run by PACT please email adoptiontraining@pactcharity.org or call 0118 402 1715.

PACT also runs ImPACT days for adopted children.

Family and Friends training

This half-day course is designed for the relatives and close friends of PACT's adoptive families. The course provides:

  • An overview of the backgrounds of children placed for adoption
  • Attachment theory and how children placed for adoption can form healthy attachments.

Courses are being held on the following dates:

  • Saturday 10th November 2018, 9.30am -1.15pm, Reading
  • Saturday 8th December 2018, 9.30am -1.15pm, London
  • Saturday 19th January 2019, 9.30am -1.15pm, Reading
  • Saturday 2nd March 2019, 9.30am -1.15pm, London
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 9.30am -1.15pm, Reading 
  • Saturday 15th June 2019, 9.30am -1.15pm, Brighton (tbc)
  • Saturday 20th July 2019, 9.30am -1.15pm, London

Family and friends of adopters only need to attend one session.

FACTS Parenting with PACE training days 

These training days are based on the model of PACE developed by Kim Golding and Dan Hughes and led by fully qualified and registered therapists/therapeutically trained contractors within our Family and Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service. They have all had extensive experience of working with adoptive children and with children with a range of attachment difficulties and challenging behaviours.

This course is being run in Brighton on Saturdays 29th September and 13th October 2018 and in Reading on Saturdays 10th and 24th November 2018. You need to be referred on to take part in this course. To find out more please email FACTS@pactcharity.org