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



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


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

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.