CATCH for practitioners

CATCH offers a wealth of information and resources relevant to social workers, therapists and counsellors who support adopters, foster carers and their families, or any child who has experienced trauma. We cover key topics including attachment, child development, additional needs, education, behaviour, contact and much more.


“You are awesome! As a practitioner I feel supported by your resources and that I can always offer adopters additional insight into particular topics through your site. It helps me to empower adopters to learn for themselves so they don’t become reliant on me to find solutions. What would we do without you?” – Practitioner

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What can you expect from CATCH?

On CATCH you’ll find information and support on a huge range of topics. We work closely with our Hub community to ensure that we are covering the issues that are important to you.

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eLearning courses

These modular courses include Attachment and your children presented by Dr Georgina Hibbert, Putting PACE into practice and modules on life story work, identity, attachment and transracial placements.

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Webinars and videos

Attend a live webinar or choose from our extensive library to view a webinar at a time that suits you. Webinars are hosted by subject experts such as clinical psychologists, therapists, occupational therapists, and adopters and foster carers themselves. We also have video interviews with people sharing their experience of adoption and fostering, including single, same-sex and mixed heritage adopters and foster carers.

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Podcasts and audio

We know how time pressed practitioners are, so we’ve recently launched podcasts and audio interviews to give you more flexibility to listen to our resources around your busy lives. These cover topics such as education, becoming a special guardian, adoption and fostering.

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Resources on key topics

Our resources for practitioners are designed to support your work with adopted and looked after children and their families. Topics include attachment and trauma, contact, life story, managing behaviours, health and wellbeing, education and more…

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