Welcome to the Anchor Team, Adopt Thames’ Valley’s multi-disciplinary team providing therapeutic support and working together in valuing and strengthening adoptive families in Berkshire and Swindon, and special guardianship families in Wokingham and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Swindon.

Who are we?

We are a team made up of Clinical Psychologists, Senior Practitioners, an Educational Psychologist and an Occupational Therapist, supported by a Business Support Officer and a Service Manager. Click here to see more about us.

What do we do?

We work together with families to support you and your child to make positive changes, build healthy relationships, and for your child to reach their potential and thrive.

We specialise in understanding the experiences of adoptive and special guardianship families but recognise that you are the expert on your family. We centre on childhood trauma, attachment and therapeutic parenting.

We are also able to offer consultations and training to professionals.

Our values

Our team values

In our work we commit to:

Our aims

We aim to:

  • Improve family stability
  • Meet the mental health needs of our young people
  • Improve success in education for our children and young people

Referrals, consultations and training

We welcome referrals directly from professionals. Families should call  Adopt Thames Valley's Permanence Support Front Door, who will then refer to Helpdesk for a discussion about whether a referral to the Anchor Team is right for you.

We are also able to offer consultations and training to professionals. See the contact us page for the best contact.

While waiting for a referral, you might like to browse our list of resources.

"Connectedness has the power to counterbalance adversity."
Bruce D. Perry
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