Looked After & Adopted Children (LAAC)

Parenting Special Children provides a specialist service for families of Looked After and Adopted Children (LAAC) and young people with special needs.

The LAAC service offers the following to parents/carers of LAAC with special needs FREE of charge:

  • Monthly topic-based workshops, with two sessions on the same day, one in the morning and one (repeated) in the evening. This ensures that they are accessible to parents/carers who are unable to attend during the day.
  • Regular guest speaker events which are usually held once a quarter. We invite various guest speakers to talk to parents/carers about a relevant topic and answer questions.
  • Our Time Out for Special Needs (TOSN) course has been adapted to suit LAAC families, with a focus on Attachment and run over seven weeks.
  • One to One peer support – PSC will be able to match our trained Peer Supporters with families who are new to the process, and/or have recently had children placed with them.
  • Annual conferences – We will be holding an annual LAAC conference aimed at families of LAAC, and the professionals working with them.

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We also provide further opportunities for professionals to attend workshops on different topics at a small cost.

The best way to make a referral is to use this online form. However, if you would like to discuss a family, please contact us via admin@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk or 0118 9863532.

Who's it for?

Zobia Kalim
Co-ordinated by
Zobia Kalim
LAAC Service Co-ordinator
Telephone 07557 102623