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Whether you are looking to adopt, need post adoption support, or attend one of our training courses, our personal approach and commitment is what makes Family Futures so special. We are here for you and together we will work towards a better tomorrow. To find out more, watch our video.

Family Futures has been helping families heal for 20 years. Our unique and innovative Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) model offers a multidisciplinary Assessment and Treatment service to adopted, fostered and special guardianship children and their families throughout the UK.  The treatment programme integrates Sensory Integration, Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

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Latest News

Have you seen our 'Brain Game' animation?

If you're looking for a way to explain to children how the brain's development is affected by traumatic experiences in childhood & how you can help change the way your brain works, watch the Introduction and read more information here.

You can read a review of The Brain Game here.

“I am so impressed with this video. Something for children is much needed. I showed it to my 16 year old adopted daughter who has a trauma history and to my 12 year old birth son.…



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Alan Burnell's retirement

After 21 years at the helm of Family Futures, our co-founder and co-director, Alan Burnell, will be retiring in September 2019

Family Futures would like to announce that Alan Burnell will be retiring in September 2019. As a founder member and co-director of Family Futures, Alan has dedicated his career to improving the lives of adopted and fostered children and their families.

After leaving university, Alan worked in social services, was a founder member of the Post Adoption Centre and went on to be its Director. In 1998,…



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Child on parent violence (CPV) and early childhood trauma

Adoption UK's Adoption Barometer highlights the issues affecting adoptive families in the UK today

The majority of adopted, fostered and SGO children have suffered abuse in infancy. They have been removed from their birth families because of "significant harm". Sadly, this significant harm has already impaired the child's brain development, leaving them hardwired for anxiety and affecting their ability to regulate emotions.

As an adoptive mother said this week in a recent Channel 4 news film: “Children who have been neglected, who have been to hell and…



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