Resources For Foster Carers

Our Safe Space is the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for all Wigan children and care leavers, delivered by Meadows Psychology Service. This page provides helpful information about our services, as well as some useful resources and videos to further support you as a Foster Carer. 

If you have any questions or require further support and information, please contact us (oursafespace@wigan.gov.uk ).

P.A.C.E. Parenting

“P” is for Playfulness!

Here we explore the role of Playfulness as part of a therapeutic parenting approach. In this resource, you’ll find ideas for adopting a playful approach and learn more about P.A.C.E!

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P.A.C.E Parenting

“A” Is For Acceptance!

This resource highlights the importance of Acceptance and provides advice on how we can communicate this with children & young people.

P.A.C.E is an attachment-focused approach developed by Dr Dan Hughes that aims to promote attunement and connection in your interactions with children who have experienced developmental trauma.

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P.A.C.E Parenting

“C” Is For Curiosity!

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Childhood Trauma & The Brain

Child Development

This is a great video from the UK Trauma Council to explain how childhood trauma affects the brain.

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Wigan Council

If you would like to get in contact with the Wigan ‘Our Safe Space’ team, please use the details below and a member of the team will be in touch.

Tel: 0345 216 1201

Email: oursafespace@wigan.gov.uk

Address: 99 Bradshawgate, Leigh, WN7 4ND

For more information around the brilliant work that Wigan Council do with Fostering and Adoption services in their borough, please visit their website at the link below.

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Resources

We also provide some useful resources and videos to further support you if you are a member of one of our partnership projects. You can find these at the links below:

  • If you’re a Foster Carer supporting a child or young person from Wigan …

  • If you’re a professional supporting a child or young person from Wigan…

  • If you’re a child or young person from Wigan…

  • If you’re a Care Leaver from Wigan…

  • If you’re a Foster Carer supporting a child or young person from Herefordshire …

  • If you’re a professional supporting a child or young person from Herefordshire …

  • If you’re a child or young person from Herefordshire …

  • If you’re a Care Leaver from Herefordshire …

Our value

Meadows Psychology Service embody the following values in our work

Empowering

We notice, celebrate, and magnify what is working. As well as noticing and reflecting on our own or others resources, skills, strengths and positive qualities.

Inclusive

We are curious and reflective about our own and others social, cultural, institutional experiences and how these shape our assumptions, interpretations and beliefs. We encourage our teams to do the same, championing an environment where people feel safe to bring their authentic selves to the work we do together.

Compassionate

We are compassionate and seek to understand, care, and make meaning of individual and team experiences.

Integrative

We work to integrate an array of knowledge and skills in relational trauma into therapeutic work, staff training, consultation, language, reflective spaces and leadership style.

Responsive and Adaptive

We recognise the importance of being responsive to both trauma and the needs of the individuals and teams.