Best practice for schools on working with adoptive and special guardian children and families

As part of the Virtual School Training Programme, this session is being held on Tues 20 Feb, 1 – 4pm (MS Teams) with Dr Hester Riviere. 

Adopted and special guardian children bring with them a history of loss and change. For some, this includes experiences of abuse, neglect, and trauma. It might feel difficult to understand the impact of these experiences, particularly if a child has been living in a safe and secure environment for some time. It is not inevitable that children who have been adopted or are in special guardianship arrangements will experience extra difficulties. But by learning about the potential impact of children’s earliest experiences on their development and strategies to support, school staff will be in a better position to identify and respond to difficulties if they do emerge. 

To book a place on this course (MS Teams link is sent after booking) please go to