Online DDP PACE for All, Lesley Bell & Claire Slocombe, Scotland

23 January 2023 - 6 February 2023 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm GMTEurope/London)
United Kingdom

Please note this training takes place over two and half days, 23-24 January, and 6 February 2023.

This two and a half day DDP PACE for All training aims to inform attendees about PACE and help them to explore how they can bring the attitude of PACE into their practice and/or parenting. DDP PACE trainings are provided by approved DDP PACE Trainers.

It is suitable for a range of practitioners working in educational, social work and health settings as well as for adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers

This 15 hour course aligns with the Skilled Practitioner, NES National Trauma Training Programme. It is designed to offer both an understanding of the impact of relational trauma on all aspects of children and young people’s development and to offer practical strategies that will support positive emotional, social, educational and behavioural change.

The training covers core concepts;

  • Understanding the impact of developmental trauma on children’s emotional health and well being and how to respond to this within parenting
  • Developing regulation and mentalization in the parents within their parenting
  • Exploring PACE as a way of being and the importance of the different components within this
  • Exploration of DDP informed therapeutic parenting incorporating the attitude of PACE

More information about PACE can be found on our What is meant by PACE? page.

Lesley Bell is a Therapeutic Social Worker in Argyll & Bute Council based in the Care Experienced Young People’s CAMHS Team. She also works independently supporting families with therapeutic life story work. Lesley has an MA in Psychology, BA in Social Work and MSc in Therapeutic Skills with Children and Young People.

Claire Slocombe is an Attachment Lead Teacher and adoptive parent. As a parent her focus is on improving trauma informed practice within foster, kinship and adoptive families, and residential care settings. As an Attachment Lead Teacher her work also extends to improving awareness of attachment theory and practice in educational settings. Claire is also a Trainer with the Children’s Hearing Scotland Learning Academy.


Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA)

Contact: or 07471472703

More details

Tickets: £250.00 (SAIA Members) and £300.00 (SAIA Non-members)

Please contact the organisers or visit the SAIA website to book your place.

SAIA is a SCIO, open for membership to practitioners, parents/carers and organisations. It provides information, resources, training, and research in attachment across the lifespan and society.

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