Trauma Informed Residential Leads Support Programme


After consultation through our weekly RI meetings, we agreed to set up a specific group for trauma informed residential leads, building on the great feedback we received for our managers’ forum meetings.

Leading a therapeutic programme can be an isolating role and reflection is something that is best done with other people. dialogue has been supporting leads for child exploitation, participation and online safety for sometime. This new community, lead by Clair Davies MBE and Liz Cooper, offers four group sessions a year for those leading therapeutic work in their organisations aiming to share research, develop links and jointly consider their ideas and experiences for just £99 a year.

Outstanding homes place young people at the centre of all they do. Following consultation with Registered Managers and Responsible Individuals we are developing a community of practice for those holding lead responsibility for trauma informed practice within residential care.

We have put in place a low cost membership approach with regular meetings, CPD, joint project work and shared peer support to ensure young people in your home feel supported, heard and central to their development and that of the home.

Membership is open to anyone working in residential children’s care – it need not be a manager but someone taking a lead responsibility for trauma informed practice.

Participants pay £99 + VAT per annum to attend up to four forums a year. See below for details.

Try first event free…

You’ll find the programme and support from other colleagues invaluable, but if you’re not sure add the code TRYFORFREE to the invoicing details and we will defer your first invoice a month. Simply let us know you’d not like to continue and we’ll cancel the invoice altogether.

Annual membership is then just £99 a year to attend all the sessions, with discounts for existing dialogue memberships and if your home joins one of our other communities of interest.

If you’d like to join, please fill in the form below. 

forum information and booking:

Membership is open to anyone working in residential children’s care – it need not be a manager but someone taking a lead responsibility for trauma informed practice.  This is a great opportunity to share ideas, seek support and improve practice. 

Nominated staff can join the group for £99+vat per annum, which will entitle them to attend the 4 group meetings and work together on issues of common concern. Typically the sessions will include specific CPD input on an area of research, practice, guidance or issue of contemporary concern.  Sometimes we will invite guests from commissioning, the regulator, or speakers.

dialogue will be responsible for invoicing. If you register we will securely store the information you give us. We will use this to keep you updated in line with your preferences. You can end your membership at any stage by contacting us and we will remove all your data. We will confirm all this by email.

To book a place please register below…

2024 meeting dates will be running at 10am – 12pm on:

  • Wednesday 6th March
  • Monday 3th June
  • Wednesday 4th September

To join the Trauma Informed Residential Leads Support Programme, please complete the form below:

Other communities of interest groups….

We also run other forums for specialist support in the residential community for children with disabilities, online safety leads, residential leadership group, exploitation leads, participation leads and safer recruitment leads.


The groups are run on an annual membership fee of £99+vat for each community of interest. We are keen to make the model accessible and supportive to residential homes, so additional memberships will access a £20 discount, meaning subsequent members from your home to the same group or to a different group will cost £79+vat each.

membership for homes

As we’ve grown these communities, we are now able to offer homes one representative at each of the seven communities of interest memberships for just £399+vat for annual membership.

If you are a multi home organisation and would like to sign up several homes for this offer – please contact us to discuss the possibilities of further discounts directly on 01803 493030.

Further training opportunities….

dialogue host a full catalogue of training courses as well as offering various memberships and networking opportunities.

More details here