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Attachment - Theory and Application Training

Due to financial pressures we are sorry to inform you that we are unable to provide tea and coffee at the training events during 2019-2020, we advise that you take drinks and a packed lunch with you to events.


Course Provider: Calan DVS
Course Administrator: Julie Morris



A comprehensive course to enable participants to understand all aspects of attachment theory and its application to social work with children and young people and the fostering and caring for looked after children.  The course should cover basic, intermediary and advanced knowledge  attachment and its application to children in need and children looked after; delivered either separately or all in one, and able to be tailored for social workers and foster carers.

To build upon participants' knowledge and understanding of Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how they may use this knowledge to inform their practice with children and young people in need and looked after

To assist participants assessing the attachment capacity of children and young people including determining parenting capacity and family and environmental factors


Key Learning Outcomes

To enable professionals to examine the impact of stressful parenting following adoption or fostering placement with a view to predicting, planning and monitoring parental support needs

To help participants determine the impact of individual and family factors on the capacity of parents to provide adequate care

To outline how the physical and emotional development of children and young people in need of protection or who are looked after may be affected by their experiences

To consider how participants can help to plan and prepare to meet the developmental needs of children and young people

To provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of the impact of early and chronic trauma on children and the ways in which they may be helped to recover


No dates currently arranged


There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given

Express an interest in this course here Expression of Interest Form for Training Courses



  • Email: pwbotu@powys.gov.uk
  • Phone: 01597 827330 / 01597 827333
  • Address: Social Care Workforce Development Team, The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6AA


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