Child development and attachment perspectives – 2 days


To develop an understanding of relationships from an attachment perspective and confidence in the assessment of child development in order to best support children and young people.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Explore the theory of attachment.
  • Consider the relevance of attachment in the provision of care to children and young people.
  • Identify skills needed to promote the development of attachment.
  • Plan effective interventions when working with children with insecure or disorganised attachments.
  • Reflect on knowledge of child development and explore some theories.
  • Consider the assessment of children’s developmental needs.
  • Apply knowledge to support planning for children and young people.
  • Explore values and attitudes to children and young people that influence the provision of services to meet their developmental needs.
  • Understand the importance of working within an anti racist/anti discriminatory way when engaging children, young people and their families.