About CATCH (formerly The Adopter Hub)

The Hub is dedicated to providing online support, focused eLearning and information for adopters, special guardians, foster carers and the professionals working to support them.

We’ve changed our name!

Since we launched The Adopter Hub nearly five years ago, it has grown and evolved and now supports not only adoptive parents but also foster carers, special guardians, virtual schools and education and social care professionals.

After a period of consultation with you our users, we decided to rename the wider platform CATCH – Children And Trauma Community Hub.

The only things that have changed are our name and logo – an adoptive parent, for example, will see the name ‘The Adopter Hub’ on their landing page but will also see the name CATCH on the website, on our emails, our social media and on resources relevant to a wider audience.

We’re soon launching new CATCH Facebook and Instagram accounts – we’ll keep you posted.

The Hub was originally developed as pilot in 2017 with a grant from the Department of Education. We worked closely with a team of adopters to create an online Hub to provide information and support that would be accessible to adopters at any time. Since its creation, the Hub has grown to include special guardians, foster carers and professionals such as the practitioners, staff members and schools who work to support them. We work closely with the Hub community to make sure that we are responding to your needs and continuing to provide the information and tools that you need in order for your families to thrive.

If you have adopted through or are affiliated with one of our partner organisations, they will share a unique partner code with you so you can register for a login to CATCH. If you are an organisation who is interested in partnering with us, please get in touch.

Introduction to CATCH


The Hub Manager, Tania Sentobe Bruun, provides an introduction to the Hub, including how to request a login and how to navigate our newly designed resources and webinars section.

Introduction for schools


The Hub Manager, Tania Sentobe Bruun, provides an introduction for education professionals, including what’s available on the Hub and how to navigate our newly designed resources and webinars section.

Using CATCH with adopters


Emma Johnson (PACT Team Manager) discusses how the Hub can be used during various stages of the adoption process to support adopters. On the Hub we have a variety of resources and webinars for practitioners to also help with this.

On the Hub you’ll find:

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eLearning courses

These modular courses cover issues such as attachment and parenting with PACE and understanding the impact of trauma on students. These short modules can be completed in any order and at a time that suits you.

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Regular programme of webinars

Our popular webinars can be viewed live or watched back at a time that suits you. They cover a wide range of topics hosted by subject experts and members of our Hub community.

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Forums for adopters and special guardians

Our forums are a safe space for adopters and special guardians to ask questions or share tips with people who understand.

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Adopter webchat

Our webchat service is only available to adopters at the moment. Our trained peer adopter volunteers are online and ready to support you.

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Quality assured resources

You’ll find quality-assured resources and information on a range of key topics all in one place.


Ofsted logo CATCH (formerly The Adopter Hub) is provided by Parents And Children Together (PACT), an adoption charity and family support provider. PACT is rated as outstanding by Ofsted and has been building and strengthening families since 1911. As a result of our many years of experience supporting adopters, we understand how important it is to ensure that support is available to our adoption and special guardian community at a time that works for them.


The Hub couldn’t exist without our partners and the generous support from our fundraisers and donors.