We work closely in conjunction with the family themselves and the professional team around them to ensure our work therapeutically complements a family’s existing support.
Our Specialist Support Workers are offered training in Safeguarding, Developmental Trauma, Attachment Disruption and Professional Boundaries. Safeguarding is delivered by the NSPCC and the last 3 of these courses have been developed specifically for us with Dr Vicky Sutton, Clinical Psychologist and DDP consultant, and we ensure Specialist Support Workers have access to both peer and clinical supervision.
Our families report increased opportunities to rest or spend 1:1 time with their children, and a reduction in parental stress.
If you would like to talk more about a family you know who could benefit, please do get in touch with us.
The long-term and profound impacts of early trauma are increasingly understood and discussed, and The Belay Foundation would like to offer those studying subjects such as psychology, social work or education the opportunity to see how these impacts manifest for children and for family life.
The greater our collective understanding of early trauma, the more chance we have of achieving recovery for children and young people. As well as offering students paid work opportunities, we are committed to offering career development that complements their studies. We are keen to set up Friends of The Belay Foundation university societies to offer groups of students opportunities to learn, fundraise and network.
If you are interested in setting up a society at your university, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
These typically involve working with several families as a Specialist Support Worker with additional opportunities to connect to social work, psychology or educational professionals.
As well as direct working with families, we can help support a student’s learning and offer reflective opportunities through multiple types of supervision to ensure placement requirements are achieved.
Please let us know if you would like more information.