Have you booked your ticket yet? Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma Best Practice Forum

IRCT BPF, 7 December 2018: Assessing needs and measuring change to improve outcomes for traumatised children We are delighted to extend an invitation from the Earl of Listowel, our Patron, to attend the next Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma Best Practice Forum on the 7th December 2018 at the House of Lords from 11.30 to 13.30. There … Read more

Crowdfunding for ‘Your Life, Your Story’

Caregiver Amanda Knowles MBE and care experienced Rosie Canning Author and Doctoral Researcher are seeking support to fund a unique annual event: ‘Your Life, Your Story’, a literary festival bringing care experienced adults together with published authors, artists and poets. Find out more and how to fund this initiative here: https://www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/amanda-knowles- ylys  

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths

For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths. Domestic violence, mental health problems and substance misuse highlighted as factors Most cases occurred when intoxicated parents shared sleeping surfaces with child Many happen following a sudden change in family circumstances The research was conducted by academics … Read more

8th International Learning From Action Working Conference 2018

DECISION-MAKING AND ACCOUNTABILITY at The 8th International Learning From Action Working Conference 2018 The focus of this Working Conference is on making actions meaningful by considering them part of a different language. This takes place by transmitting individual and group communications which have not been expressed verbally because they were unconscious or not yet wholly conscious. For … Read more

Therapeutic Community & Therapeutic Environments Practitioner training

Developed by leaders in the field of enabling and therapeutic environments, this course is aimed at anyone working in a therapeutic environment. Designed for practitioners at all levels in NHS, Criminal Justice System, Education & Care systems, the course offers basic theory leading to workshops and advanced practitioner sessions. Read more about the training courses … Read more


An international partnership of 8 organisations from the UK, Germany, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Spain and Belgium has developed the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to provide a panoramic overview of social pedagogy in these countries and introduce some of the central principles for practice. Find out more about the FREE Starter Event here.  

Music charity announces free training for Early Years staff

The charity Music as Therapy International, has announced they are repeating their awards scheme for their training course for Early Years practitioners. Music as Therapy International is a South London-based registered charity who believe passionately in the power of music to make the most of people’s potential, overcoming obstacles such as disability, trauma and mental … Read more