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Special guardianship and adoption

This specialist team works with families to complete multi-disciplinary assessments that focus on attachment and trauma.


The team consists of therapists with backgrounds in social care and CAMHS settings and includes social work, play therapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy, family therapy and clinical psychology. The team has developed expertise in mentalization based work with children and families affected by developmental trauma. Our work with adoptive and special guardianship families involves parents/carers as well as children and young people and whole families as we aim to improve the child’s experience in their relationships with parents and carers, as well as in their wider families and schools.

We work with families with children across the whole age range. If you are a Special Guardian or adoptive parent of a child under five, please go to our Who We Are page to discover which of our clinicians can help.