This section provides a range of resources to support practice. Some resources provide additional information that may be of help. 


The Secure Base model

Attachment Handbook for Foster Care & Adoption

Promoting Attachment and Resilience


Article Links


Secure Base Model Video

Other resources are drawn directly from the Secure Base Model. These are:

Because caregivers and childcare professionals have found these ideas and resources helpful, we want to make them readily available through this website.

There are two simple conditions for their use:

  • The source of the materials should be acknowledged. That is: Providing a Secure Base, Gillian Schofield and Mary Beek, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  • The core elements of the Secure Base Model (that is, the model itself and the cycles) should not be changed.

The Secure Base model: promoting attachment and resilience

A training programme (5 sessions)

Training Programme
Session One Introduction & Availability
Session Two Sensitivity
Session Three Acceptance
Session Four Co-operation
Session Five Family Membership


A training programme (1 session)

Training Programme
Session One Secure Base Training Programme