The Family Place is a registered independent Adoption Support Service and limited company. We believe all families deserve quality services.
We provide specialist and flexible therapeutic interventions for children who have been impacted by early years trauma, and their families. This includes adoptive, kinship and foster care families and young people in residential settings.
Our aim is to strengthen the relationships between children, young people and the adults caring for them. We do this by helping to deepen everyone’s understanding in a safe and therapeutic environment. We involve parents and carers as they are the people who can help their children most.
Our specialist team is made up of different professionals who are very highly trained and skilled in the latest therapy approaches and are leaders in the field.
We work closely with families to make sure we understand the impacts of developmental difficulties on them and the challenges these present. We also work in partnership with important people in the support network, such as schools, to provide the best for our families.
We provide a wide range of services including:
- Therapeutic interventions
- Support to professionals
- Training and workshops
- Specialist supervision
We believe all families deserve quality services. We have four bases so we can provide support over a large area. We have two bases in Wales; Clyro (near Hay on Wye) and Caerphilly (near Cardiff), and two in England, in Droitwich (Midlands) and Newton Abbot (Devon).
Our core values
- Our service exists to help families. We always try to listen and will do all that we can to help and to creatively adapt to meet needs.
- We want to be the very best at what we do and really support our team in their professional development
- We focus on respect, acceptance, equality of access, growth and the use of fun, laughter and healthy touch in creating positive relationships
The Family Place has a close working relationship with The Family Place Foundation
The Family Place Foundation is a registered charity, established in 2020 to improve the lives of adopted, fostered and kinship children and their families, who have been impacted by trauma.
Foundation funds are raised via charitable grants and direct donations to provide support to families that cannot be accessed by statutory funding. Some of the projects are provided to families (past and present) who have accessed work with The Family Place, other projects are open to all.
The Family Place is a major donor to The Foundation which commissions a wide range of providers to support the projects. Practitioners at The Family Place also provide work at subsidised rates to meet staffing needs for Foundation projects.