The Centre for Adoption Support offers a wide range of support and training services for adoption and permanency across the North West. The service was established in 2013 as a partnership between two long established charities and specialist adoption agencies, Adoption Matters and Caritas Care. The two agencies together have over 140 years’ experience in working with Local Authorities across the UK to find families for children in care and provide adoption support services.
Puddle Ducks have worked closely with the Centre to develop a training module for our teachers on the importance of attachment for children who have been in care. The module is now a mandatory part of our training and we are proud that all 300 of our swimming teachers have now completed the module.
We continue to work with the Centre to promote our attachment friendly lessons to their adoptive families.
Ali Beckman, Technical Director at Puddle Ducks
"We worked closely with the Centre’s specialist adoption staff to develop a training module for our staff on the importance of attachment for children who have been in care. This will apply to children who are now in adoptive or fostering placements. The module is now a mandatory part of teacher training and we are proud that all 300 of our swimming teachers have now completed the module."
Delyth Evans, Service Manager at the Centre for Adoption Support
"We are delighted that Puddle Ducks have adopted this training. Not only is it fantastic to have over 300 swimming teachers across the UK fully aware of attachment issues for adopted children and children from care, it is also raising awareness of the issue within communities. We continue to work with Puddle Ducks promoting their lessons to our adoptive families."
Sara Joynson, Teacher at Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire
"It was interesting to understand why some children who have spent time in care may display some of the behaviours the training highlighted. It has given me a real insight into how hard it can be for them to adapt and for their new adoptive or foster families and has also provided great tips on how to manage any anxieties or fears children may have in our lessons."
To find out more about the Centre for Adoption Support, visit www.centreforadoptionsupport.org.