Training & Consultancy

Faith in Families offers a range of Social Care, Leadership and Governance, People Management, and Interpersonal Skills training courses. Many different organisations – including schools, Local Authorities, and voluntary or statutory agencies – could benefit from our training and consultancy packages.


Courses for Adoptive parents 

If you are an adoptive parent, or planning to adopt, we offer courses to help you be the best parents possible. Courses include:

Therapeutic Parenting– Three day course enabling parents to understand the unique needs of adoptive children


Therapeutic Life Story Work – Two day course on helping adoptive children come to terms with their life.




Training for Social Work Staff

Assessing Prospective Adopters – Two day interactive course for up to 15 participants on assessment processes for adoption.



Courses for Schools

Knife Crime – Designed for young people who may be vulnerable to carrying knives, looking at the risks of doing so.



Support Packages for Schools and Organisations

Individual or Group support following a crisis or bereavement, as part of a support package for both schools and organisations, and commissioned work including supervising placements, and therapeutic services.



Commissioned Work


We offer adoption training throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and much of Lincolnshire. We can provide more details about our services if you contact our Acting CEO/Head of Professional Services, Laura Payne, by filling out our Contact Form ; emailing enquiries@faithinfamilies.org or calling us on 0115 955 8811. We will be happy to discuss any questions you may have for us.



What our course attendees thought:

“I have really enjoyed the training, Laura was an excellent presenter. The sessions were relaxed and encouraged group participation”

Local Authority Social Worker


“Trainer adjusted content to the needs of the team.  Lots of examples given and own experience.”

Adoptive parent


“Very content rich and extremely well delivered by practitioners with much to bring, who also valued the experience in the room.”

Social Worker