CATCH for special guardians

CATCH offers a wealth of information and resources relevant to special guardians and kinship carers whether you are new to this role or have been a guardian for many years. Our resources provide a richer understanding of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and practical strategies to support them. We cover key topics including child development, education, behaviour, contact and much more.


“It’s been a brilliant resource. I’ve learnt so much about a variety of topics and the webinars have been excellent with such well-presented content. It’s really useful to be able to dip into it whenever I have a spare moment with its flexibility. There is little in the way of help and support for special guardians so this is really useful to have.” – Special guardian

Watch our short video to see what CATCH has to offer special guardians and kinship carers

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

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Webinars and videos

Attend a live webinar or choose from our library to watch at a time that suits you. They cover a wide range of topics hosted by subject experts and members of our Hub community sharing insight and giving practical parenting strategies.

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Podcasts and audio

We’ve recently launched podcasts series, with our first on the subject of becoming a special guardian. We also have audio interviews to support special guardians better with common parenting challenges.

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Resources on key topics

Lots of resources to support you and your family. Topics include attachment and trauma, contact, life story, managing behaviours, internet safety, education and more…

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Special guardians have access to their own forum, a completely anonymous space to share ideas, experience and support.


Please note this is only available for special guardians who have access to CATCH through their agency.

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