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Identifying Harmful Sexual Behaviour – A Guide for Carers and Organisations

Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) is a critical concern that requires careful attention and intervention.  By raising awareness and providing guidance, Meadows Psychology Service aims to support professionals and organisations on this sensitive subject. This issue is prevalent in today’s society but with the right support, recurrence of HSB can be prevented and the vast majority […]

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Fostering Moments

Meadows Psychology Service have loved celebrating #FosteringMoments as part of Foster Care Fortnight! We are privileged to work with so many amazing Foster Families every day. Their support and dedication to the children in their care is remarkable.  It’s been humbling to reflect as a team on some of our own favourite #FosteringMoments this Foster […]

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Foster Care Fortnight 2024

Meadows Psychology Service are excited to be getting involved in Foster Care Fortnight 2024.   How we support Foster Carers – Training  At Meadows Psychology Service, we have specialist psychological therapists who work with children and young people who have been fostered, alongside their fostering family and support systems. Our expertise lies in working with care […]

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Psychological Consultation for Foster Carers

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, we wanted to share with you some of the work we do to support a number of amazing, caring and dedicated foster carers across the country.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to provide regular psychological consultations to foster carers. Our consultations provide a safe space where carers […]

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Herefordshire Safe Connections Service

Meadows Psychology Service are honoured to be delivering ‘Safe Connections’ (formally Herefordshire Intensive Placement Support Service, HIPSS), the relaunched service for Herefordshire’s care experienced children.  When planning the delivery of the new service, we consulted with foster carers and care experienced children and young people to identify a name for the service that fits with […]

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Foster Care Fortnight: 13th – 26th May 2024

Meadows Psychology Service are excited to be getting involved in Foster Care Fortnight 2024.   What is Foster Care Fortnight?  Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. Established in 1997, the campaign showcases the commitment, passion, and dedication of foster carers in an […]

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What is Therapeutic Parenting?

Traditional, behavioural parenting styles can often be viewed as punitive, i.e.,  based on the idea that if a child is punished for displaying a particular behaviour, the child will learn that the behaviour is not acceptable. However, when a child has lacked an emotionally secure base, such as those we specialise in working with, this […]

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The Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Improving Access to Effective Support Conference.

Meadows Psychology Service are looking forward to presenting at The Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Improving Access to Effective Support Conference. An Introduction to Our Speakers Dr Nicola Curran – Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Managing Director of Meadows Psychology Service Dr Curran began working with care experienced children and young people in 2002, when she […]

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Trauma Informed Approach in Schools 

The primary goal of any school is to support every student to achieve their full potential. To effectively meet this goal, all children and young people need to feel supported, safe, and ready to learn. This can be extremely difficult for children and young people who have experienced developmental and relational trauma, attachment disruptions, and/or […]

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