Parent Feedback

“Ragdoll offer a very supportive caring service. They are very flexible in the way they deliver there service accommodating us. I found Ragdoll incredibly kind, warm,professional and thoughtful. They clearly care about improving families lives and the children are at the heart of everything they do. Life has certainly improved since Ragdoll involvement and home is a much happier place.”

“We adopted our son just over 15 months ago. He has significant emotional needs and from day one it was identified that he would most likely need lifelong intervention for this. Alex has been working with our family for just over 12 months now. We were first referred from our Local Authority Social Worker for Play therapy. From the first assessment, the support and level of commitment to addressing our needs has been incredible. Our son has been attending weekly sessions and really looks forward to this time. We have received regular feedback on progress and have been able to access support outside of the sessions to deal with ongoing problems that have arisen over time. Alex has been supportive over accessing alternative training we can access as parents to further support the needs of our son. We have found their liaison with the LA to arrange a programme of sessions, discuss needs and assessments right through to the Play Therapy sessions and late night meetings for problems has all been first class. Alex has been happy to liaise with the school to ensure that they are supporting the work being completed and provide a more seamless support network to address the challenges faced by our son. We could not recommend this service highly enough, not just for the therapy side but the ongoing support and genuine care you receive as a parent. It feels like we are a team trying to work on these issues and not just having to face them alone makes a huge difference to our confidence. Many thanks to the Ragdoll team.”

Therapeutic Reparenting Programme

Ragdoll Training and Therapeutic Services ran a 7 week therapeutic reparenting course between September and November 2016 for Milton Keynes Adoption Team. The course was attended by 12 adopters who had parented their children for between a matter or months to a number of years. The course looked at a range of subjects to help adopters understand their children’s experiences and presenting needs and behaviours and strategies to help strengthen relationships and fill in some of the gaps that children missed before adoption.

Feedback on the reparenting course:

“Thank you for what I consider to be one of the best training courses I have ever attended (I’ve had a lot of training)…”

“Thank you for making the course enjoyable and for letting us all join in discussions.”

“Very supportive and brings a lot of fun to difficult topics.”

“Very good practical advice.”

“Thank you for giving us permission to believe we don’t always have to ‘get it right’.”

“It was beneficial hearing the experiences of the other people on the course.”

“I have found all sessions interesting, informative and beneficial to know we’re not alone!”

“Full of good ideas and you’ve really given us some excellent tips!”

If you are interested in commissioning this course, please contact us.