Commission the Safe and Meaningful Contact Guidelines training for your organisation.Course
Become a licensed user of the Safe and Meaningful Contact Guidelines. £1750 for up to 15 participants. 10% discount off any additional training commissioned by the same organisation.
The Safe and Meaningful Contact Guidelines Online Anytime Training: Trauma informed decision making about contact arrangements for looked after children.Course
This online anytime course allows participants to become a licensed user of the Safe and Meaningful Contact (SaMC) Guidelines.
Placing the child at the centre of parenting capacity assessment: psychological considerations for legal decision makers.Course
This course describes how traumatised children are harmed by abusive parents, psychological consequences of such harm and what information about the parent-child relationship is required to make trauma responsive decisions about the child’s care.
"Excellent framework - really clearly explained. The focus on the child's history and current needs and how contact can help (or not help) is really important."
"I love the relational focus that includes the carer as an active participant (rather than just someone expected to carry out a job)."
"I thought the whole session was fantastic. So interesting in fact that I completely lost track of time and couldn’t believe it was over. It has forced me to look at my own perceptions of how things ought to be done. It had not occurred to me that whilst birth parents may not be able to “parent” they could still have a constructive role of some sort to play in a child’s life. It will change how I practice moving forward."
"The Safe and Meaningful Contact training is an absolute necessity for professionals in this field. It gave me a comprehensive framework to think about the important factors to consider when looking at contact for children and young people and made me feel more confident in my decision-making. Hugely recommend this training to anybody working in this field."
"Part of my role in CAMHS is offering consultations to professionals supporting children who are in the care system. We are often asked about the child’s contact with their biological family. This can often be complex and people can hold strong feelings about what should happen. I have found the Safe and Meaningful Contact guidelines to provide an essential and valuable framework for thinking through all aspects of contact to ensure it is facilitated in the best interests of the child. I highly recommend this course for professionals involved in decision-making around contact."
"I found Chris’s analysis of the effect of contact arrangements on the child to be particularly interesting and informative."