Are you raising a previously looked after child under a special guardianship order? You could be eligible to receive funding to take part in this Raising Kinship Children course.

Looking after a child who has had a difficult start in life can provide safety and healing for the child, as well as being immensely fulfilling for the carers. But it can also be a stressful and complex experience for both the carer and the child. In these situations, targeted support, peer networking and training can make a huge difference. 

Topics covered include:

  • understanding attachment
  • how children develop new relationships
  • using positive attention to change behaviour
  • the use of praise and rewards
  • clear commands and boundaries
  • the use of ignoring
  • effective discipline and logical consequences
  • problem solving with children.
Booking Information

Register by booking your ticket below, this option is free. The cost of the programme is £3097 +VAT(£619) per person, see below for how payment can be made.

Please note when booking it says the cost is £0. This is just to enable you to book a place as the cost will most likely be covered by the local authority or, if self-paying, we will contact you to make the payment.

Payment via the Adoption Support Fund (ASF)

  • Carers should register by booking a place to the programme, and then urgently approaching your local authority who must apply for Adoption Support Funding. Please include social worker/post adoption support/SG team contact details when completing the registration form. Please note, payment must received before commencement of the course.
  • Social workers can book detailing their information and the details of the special guardian you are referring. It is crucial you apply to the ASF ASAP. We will send a breakdown of costs to facilitate the ASF application.  


If you are able and ready to pay for yourself, please complete the registration form and write in the comments section that you are self-paying. We will contact you to make a payment.

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