Knowing where we come from is fundamental to knowing who we are and where we want to go.

Our Philosophy

Relationships and Relational Working

Good Quality Relationships developed through trust and understanding are key to healing from trauma. Developing and maintaining caring relationships is the most important thing we can do for children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and loss.


Family Support

Families need to be heard and supported to overcome whatever difficulties they are facing, especially those which are preventing them being the parents their children need. Support needs to continue after any separation as family never stop being family, even at a distance.   

Making Sense of the Past to Let in the Future

All children separated from their family of birth should understand their 'story' and how their experiences may have impacted on them. Access to good quality Therapeutic Life Story Work should be a minimum for anyone who has experienced the 'care system' or adoption and it is essential that relationships with people who are important to them should be maintained.


Supporting Trauma

Anyone living or working with traumatised children should have access to training  support to understand the impact of trauma, including relationship trauma and vicarious trauma, and how best to nurture children, young people and those who care for them. 



Supporting children and young people to understand their life journey and the impact it has had on them, nurturing relationships with the people who care for them... 

Training, Speaking & Workshops

Whether it's hearing Ruth or one of our bespoke training courses and workshops there will always be lots to think about and discuss.

First Family Connections

At the heart of all we do is the first family connections and relationships that are often where the healing begins... 

Featured in

Ruth has been interviewed by various networks in regards to her personal story and approach to adoption, Ruth has also provided opinion pieces to the guardian discussing the topic of child protection.



Ruth writes her own blog under the pseudonym mummy tiger where she shares her adoption story as an adopter. How to be adopted's blog is one that Ruth has found really useful from an adoptee's perspective.

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Based in

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK


Tel: 07856 443602

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